If fitness or weight loss was on your list of resolutions or goals for 2016, then making changes to your diet must be on your radar. We’ve all heard the 80/20 rule – that fitness and weight loss are 80% what you eat and 20% exercise. But sticking to a strict diet or meal plan is challenging for most people, and we long for that cheat day or cheat meal. You need to understand how to cheat on your diet without sabotaging it, though. Because a cheat meal can turn into a cheat day, week, month, and next this you know it’s the end of the year and you are right back where you started, or worse.
‘Cheating’ on your strict diet can actually be a good thing, physically and mentally. I call them ‘treat meals’ instead, because it just sounds better than saying you’re cheating on something, right? Ultimately that’s what you’re doing anyway, treating yourself to foods, or drinks, that you love that aren’t a part of your healthier meal plan.
How to Cheat on Your Diet
In this video, Thomas DeLauer shares how to cheat on your diet without sabotaging it. I was able to implement one of the tips this week, by going to the gym for some resistance training before going out to dinner with some friends Monday night. Check out this video, and let me know which of these cheating tips you can use.