After you’ve been on a flab-shedding plan for about five weeks, you can take one more metabolism-boosting step and improve your mental well being in the process. By this point of your fat-shedding plan, your system should be humming along at a pretty steady pace, but you may hate the thought of yet another day of limited food choices. Enter the cheat day, wherein you can eat to your gut’s content, without compromising your fat loss efforts. While it seems counterintuitive and counterproductive in this manner, the cheat day allows you to eat with relative impurity scrambled eggs, bacon, pizza, ice cream, hamburgers, the works.
Of course, even with a cheat day there are basic guidelines. As the day moves forward, your food choices should become cleaner and cleaner. That is, if you start the day with bacon, eggs and pancakes, for example, your mid-day meal may be pizza or burgers and fries, but dinner should be something like sushi or a lean steak with baked potato ( no sour cream ) and veggies.
What this approach does is tell your body that the famine is over and that it should stop hoarding fat, especially around the viscera. With these signals, the body launches into a heightened metabolic state. What you must do on the day after cheat day is jump right back on the fat-loss bangwagon, train hard, and you’ll find that you’ll continue to move closer and closer to your shredded desires.