What if i told you that you could cheat, guilt-free, and it would actually be good for you?
In fact, when it comes to weight loss, dietary cheaters almost always prosper. That’s because under the right parameters, a weekly “cheat meal” has been proven to boost your metabolism and ward off feelings of deprivation—improving not only your ability to lose weight, but your ability to stick to your diet plan as well.
Maximize the weight loss benefits and minimize the damage while eating the foods you crave.
Here are some ways you can cheat on your diet—and still rock!
How, you ask? With *healthy* cheat meals. Sure, it sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s a real thing thanks to protein-filled substitutes like beans for meat and quinoa for noodles. With these healthy cheat meals ideas which I’m going to tell you, you can eat clean even while on a strict diet plan.
1.Having a strategy is a key part of a cheat meal. Plan when and what you’re going to eat. By planning your cheat meal, you know what you’ll be eating and can cut a few extra calories earlier in the day
2.cheat in moderation.
Have a cheat meal and not a cheat day!
3.customise your order at a restaurant.
Choose a restaurant with a menu over a buffet .Have a good idea of what you’re going to order before the waiter arrives at your table
4.EVEN A CHEAT MEAL SHOULD BE NUTRIENT RICH
Pick a meal that still has nutritional value instead of something with empty calories.Take advantage of protein, fat and carbs, even if that’s higher in calories than foods that are processed, artificially flavored or full of ingredients you can’t pronounce.
Some of the cheat meal options are:
*whole wheat thin crust or a cauliflower crust pizza base with lots of veggies, chicken, red sauce and cheddar cheese
*Who doesn’t enjoy a good burger? go for whole wheat bun, add lots of veggies, beans , chicken and definitely skip the mayo!
*Craving French fries? Opt for sweet potato fries instead
*Do you love Mac and cheese? So do I!
Go for rosemary quinoa Mac and cheese instead. We are swapping the macaroni with quinoa here. And don’t forget to add some veggies to it.
*whole wheat pasta with red sauce, lots of veggies and chicken.
*Frozen yogurt with fresh fruits instead of ice cream.
*dark chocolate instead of milk or white chocolate