Science has finally answered the age-old dillemma that has plagued us ever since we got hooked on to junk food.
We can actually lose weight not only by eating our favourite pizza but also ice cream, noodles, sweets and whatever else we fancy!
The trick? Sticking to indulging in your favourite foods one day during the week can help you stick to your weight loss regime, without faltering and reducing your urge to binge while your on a diet.
A recent study conducted in Portugal stated that it’s important to stick to the thumb rule of having a day for cheat meals every week.
Eating cheat meals makes dieting more sustainable and helps you to stay on track without losing commitment.
For instance, if you’re aware of the fact that you will get to eat a doughnut on a cheat day, you will not get unnecessarily excited because you know it’s coming to you. But if you have been strictly refraining from eating your favourite doughnut, the very sight of it can make you lose control and binge on it the moment you get a chance!
Which it makes it important to understand the difference between binge eating and cheat meals, before you head off to binge eat after reading this.
Binge eating means you get onto an uncontrollable bingeing spree without any control on the proportions you gorge on. While having a cheat meal includes means that you indulge in your favourite junk food in controlled quantities.
Cheat meals help secret happy hormones in your body; keeping your mind happy and satiated while you’re on a weight loss diet. Cortisol, on the other hand produces a stress hormone that is caused due to unwarranted craving will only lead to more weight gain.
Just make sure you’re mindful of the proportions you indulge in!