You’re pacing the room franticly as you wonder how you fit a grab bag, two Twinkles, theater popcorn, cake and Italian dinner into your body. As a result, you stare at your full belly hoping and praying you didn’t just undo all your hard work. First, breathe. Everyone has had a day where they ate a little bit too much of this and that. To get a dream body it takes tons sacrifice and dedication. Which is why a cheat day is not only welcomed by many but an absolute must!
No one wants to go the rest of their lives without a little “fun treat” here and there. However, what many come to find out is that including a cheat day is sometimes an even harder challenge than maintaining a nutritious diet. However, you can survive cheat day and come to use it as a valuable asset in your weight loss journey!
Help! I Blew Cheat Day! How to Get Back on Track Without Drastic Measures
Did I blow it? That’s a question many ponder after a botched cheat day. However, the answer may be surprising. Most likely you did not. That is because it takes 3,500 calories in order to gain a pound of fat. So then, if you are normally eating between 1200-1800 calories a day it is very unlikely you ate 2300-1700 extra calories.
Also, it is about if cheat day turns into cheat month. If you got right back to your regular routine the day after you put yourself right back on the road to success. However, if things snowball out of control then your day of treats did unfortunately knock you off balance a bit. Therefore, the thing to remember is that one day in the long run will not mess you up, it depends on how you respond after.
Lastly, many think that the best solution to overeating is to starve off the extra calories. This is a bad move. Starvation can cause you to lose muscle and be dehydrated. The better option would simply be to add in a little more exercise. You will burn off the calories and keep fitness at the forefront of your mind. So then, remember one day of treats is not bad and as long as you didn’t gorge you are most likely fine. Moreover, your actions after are truly the key, get right back on track and your goals shall be achieved.
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