Last night we had a cheat meal and I thought it was going to taste so yummy.. but it really didn't taste that good! It was wild! And I really didn't eat very much at all! I was excited to start back up today and for future cheats I don't even think I'll cheat that much.. maybe just one thing at a time. But it was fun to see the difference that I feel with other food then what I have been eating!
So I have done a WHOLE week and when I started I was 142 lbs. and now I am 135! I have lost 7 lbs in a week! Pretty darn good! About a pound a day! I am excited for the upcoming weeks because it really is worth just eating better! I feel MUCH better and the food is SO GOOD! Thanks @RawLivingFoods ;)
Dinner: Nitrate Free Bacon (You can get this at Sprouts), Free Range Chicken, sweet onion with Zucchini cooked in bacon grease! YUM!
Now here is Cheat Meal 101
Having a weekly cheat meal can do a lot of things for you. First and foremost it will help your brain not go nuts haha.
But for the science behind a weekly cheat.
When you have been eating a calorie reduced diet your body will start getting used this amount of energy output. This will decrease the amount of the hormone called leptin. Leptin is one of the major contributors to weight loss in your body. So when you have an extremely high calorie cheat it will help increase the levels of Leptin and thus continue to help you burn fat calories.
Rules to follow when cheating.
- Have a cheat meal on the days you train your weakest muscles. Those added calories will also help increase testosterone which will encourage muscle growth.
- Set a timer and make sure you stay under 45 minutes. You don’t want your cheat meal turing into a cheat night.
- Limit the amount of fat that you consume in your cheat. Try for Carbohydrates that will spike your insulin. (potatoes, white rice, Donuts, white bread, pastries)
- Have fun!!!! this is a big one your trying to change probably 20+ years of eating a certain way so try to relax and get your mind right refocus your goals for the next week of dieting.