Cheat Days on the KETO Diet!
Do I believe in Cheat Days?? Pardon my French but I say Fuck yeah!! There are a lot of differences of opinions here, but I am and always have been a firm believer in "cheats" Even 20 years ago when I had just had my son and found myself with 80lbs to lose I had my cheat days! Keep in mind this was before there were all the wonderful internet resources that there are today... I dropped 80lbs in 5 mos the good old fashioned way, counting calories!! I ate 1200 calories a day of boring food... but every Friday from the time I woke up to the time I went to sleep was my cheat day! I would start the day with a bag of cheetos and end it with my favorite candy bar and you know what? The next day without fail I would DROP WEIGHT! So yes! I've always believed in cheat days, however I have to confess something now.... cheat days on the Keto diet are different! I literally used to count down the days minutes and seconds until cheat day on any other plan I ever followed and when I first started the keto diet I did the same however as the weeks go by I'm less and less excited about cheat days... The truth is I find myself craving KETO food!! All my cravings for pizza and pasta and McDonald's are gone.. I never in a million years thought it was possible. I still do my cheat days every Saturday but I listen to my body, I don't force myself to eat junk food just because it's my cheat day, IG I want something I eat it but it's just not like before! I will say however that my love of donuts has not changed and every Saturday without fail I drive over to my favorite donut shop and pick up 3 custard filled chocolate donuts!! So yes, I do believe in cheat days.... Now depending on your individual goals you may start out just having a cheat meal a week or maybe 3 cheat meals a week or maybe go right into cheat days... it can vary depending on the person. Ok, now that I got all that off my chest there is one other thing I should warn you about.... The CARB hangover!! I swear to you after a big cheat day I wake up Sunday morning like I have been hit by a mac truck, headache, puffy & bubble guts ugh... the more you ate the day before the worse you feel... but it goes away and as long as you get right back to keto life on Sunday you'll be feeling back to normal by Monday morning and for most you'll be right back into ketosis! Ok gotta go... time to eat my donut!
8/27/2017 01:43:38 pm
I completely agree! I feel the exact same way about cheat days in the Keto diet. You just don't crave all the sugary stuff anymore. It's pretty amazing!
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