How a cheat day may do you more harm

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - (With in­puts from fit­ness ex­pert Sam Yassin) IANS

Cheat days — the only days peo­ple on diet per­pet­u­ally look for­ward to. Tempt­ing as they may be, there are rea­sons that they might not be such a good idea.

Eat­ing clean comes with its dif­fi­cul­ties, par­tic­u­larly when the chal­lenge is not to eat any­thing calorific in sight, af­ter wait­ing all week for the cheat day.

Many peo­ple think that cheat days are about cram­ming as many in­dul­gent foods as you can into one day. In­stead, you should think about re­set­ting your mind­set with a flex­i­ble meal. Eat­ing too much will not only undo all your hard work, it may also stay on your con­science leav­ing you with a feel­ing of guilty. A healthy diet should be well bal­anced so that you don’t feel like some­thing is miss­ing. Be clever with your choices. One flex­i­ble meal should be enough to sat­isfy your crav­ings, such as, a meal out at a restau­rant. More­over, it’s about main­tain­ing a healthy re­la­tion­ship with food, as your men­tal well­ness is just as im­por­tant as the phys­i­cal el­e­ment.

PHOTO: IM­AGES BAZAAR

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