myFM: Cheat Days

by Lianne Phillipson September 01, 2021

myFM: Cheat Days

What is a SIN food anyway?

When people are on a highly regimented diet and exercise plans, they often talk about a Cheat DAY. That could be a day of having pizza or what’s perceived as a sin food. 

First of all let me say that having a regularly scheduled cheat day each week can actually begood for weight loss by preventing binges, reducing cravings, providing a mental break from dieting, and boosting metabolism—if it's done in a healthy way. 

Let’s say your usual is a Double-stuffed-crust pizza. Triple-scoop sundaes. Beer-battered onion rings. If that’s your thing, then welcome to cheat meal paradise. Theproblem with treating yourself when you’ve been successfully eating well is that we cango too far with the splurge. 

I remember speaking with a prospective client in my 20 minute discovery call to see if we are a fit to work together, and she was scared to deviate from her usual Paleo diet. She was scared of the consequences. So she never did. But realized that she wasn’t happy about it. 

Want to know about cheat versions of pizza, check out my recipe in my award winning book, Sprout Right Family Food, and listen to EAT THIS with Lianne episode 82 for a cheat mac and cheese option, if you’re a salty snacker and need that crunch, I’ve got ideas and of course, the not-fall-right-off-the-wagon cookies, brownies and ice cream. Yes, it’s possible to have healthier versions so your CHEAT DAY isn’t as sinful as you might think it is!

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