Nutrition expert: This is why you should never bother with “cheat days” if you’re trying to lose weight
- Bec Hardgrave does not indulge in predetermined cheat days
- The fitness guru eats one thing that makes her happy every day instead
A fitness trainer has revealed why she doesn’t sign up for “cheat days” in diet culture.
Bec Hardgrave, 27, from Brisbane, is a registered dietitian and personal trainer who regularly serves up healthy versions of her favorite fast food meals.
A health expert recently claimed that restricting food intake during the week and “indulging” on the weekends can do more harm than good.
She revealed that people are less likely to see results because they end up burning an entire week’s worth of calories in one “cheat day” over the weekend.
Instead, he advises people to eat one food each day that brings them happiness.
Bec Hardgrave (pictured), 27, from Brisbane, is a registered dietitian and personal trainer who regularly makes healthy versions of her favorite fast food
“So you severely limit yourself during the week by eating regular foods like steamed chicken and broccoli, and you hate life only to spend two cheat days on the weekend?” I asked in a video.
Bec gave two reasons why this practice is a bad idea.
“The chance that on Monday, after a busy weekend, you’ll go back to your chicken-and-broccoli diet is slim to none.”
The fitness guru revealed her “cheat days” used to last for whole weeks.
“Limiting yourself so hard and pushing all those cravings—it’s only going to send them through the roof by the end of the week.”
“Not only will it destroy your entire calorie goal for the week, but you’ll also not feel satisfied.”
Bec now allocates 20 percent of her daily calories toward something that will give her complete pleasure and satisfy her cravings.
She said, “Eat one thing every day that will make you happy.” “It doesn’t have to be low in calories or high in protein.”
A popular example of an everyday indulgence is a chocolate bar, an after-dinner ice cream, a taco, or a side of chips.
This means that you will not waste all your week calories in one day and will enjoy life a little more! “
A health expert recently claimed that limiting yourself during the week and “indulging” on the weekends can do more harm than good.
Many thanked Beck for her excellent advice and promised to follow it.
“You are officially my unofficial nutritionist,” said one woman.
“Thank you Be – great insight!”