Obesity is becoming an epidemic, making the search for increasingly effective weight loss strategies an absolute necessity. While choosing the right regimen is not always self-evident, often the most serious challenge to losing weight is sticking to new habits. The question is how to form habits that guarantee our goal, but without depriving ourselves of the food we love?
It is in this context that some experts speak of " whose menu " or " whose days ". But what do the terms mean?
The term "cheat" comes from the English word cheat , which can be translated as " cheat ". In this context, "lying" within a diet means giving oneself a calculated and planned permission to temporarily break the strict rules of one's diet. This can be done either by bringing in an otherwise forbidden food or by "letting go" for the whole day.
Here is an example. You eat clean for six days. You do not miss training. Calories are under control and harmful food is in the trash. Then comes the seventh day - the moment when you will allow yourself to eat a pizza and hit a few beers.
When and with what to "cheat", of course, varies depending on personal preferences, personal training regime, personal goals, etc.
Note, however, that such an approach is not suitable for all diets. Some diets, such as the keto diet, require very strict adherence to the rules, without allowing room for variation. Therefore, such a strategy is best suited for diets that allow some flexibility.
According to proponents of cheating days, they allow some people to motivate themselves and stick to their diet. According to critics - such a release is not healthy for people who are difficult to control. However, we need to look at the big picture. Eating should be pleasant and not so strict that every bite that passes through your mouth is strictly measured. If you have an idea for a whole day of "lying", the rest of your diet is probably too restrictive anyway.