There are a lot of myths surrounding weight management and fitness results. For example, some people think exercising is enough, while others think that strict dieting, including avoiding carbohydrates or skipping meals, is the answer. Here’s the truth: a combination of regular exercise AND good nutrition is the key to achieve your fitness goals.
Sustainable habits are important for long-lasting results. For most people, following a diet all the time is next to impossible. Failing a diet can lead to discouragement and eventually stopping weight management efforts all together. A lot of people get so caught up on the scale and the inches they want to lose that they forget the mental component of their fitness journey, which is really one of the most important parts!
That being said, are cheat days a good idea? YES! Let’s be clear, though. Indulging in a cheat meal shouldn’t ruin your weekly gains if you do it properly. In fact, allowing yourself to have a cheat meal could have rewarding outcomes.
Here are three reasons to give cheat days a try:
Remember: even the most dedicated can fall of their diet plan from time to time. For that reason, 4Life has developed ShapeRite : a weight management supplement designed to support you along your body transformation journey and help you with your cheat days. This scientifically researched formula helps to offset the negative effects of high-fat, high-carbohydrate, and starch-heavy meals by binding fats and blocking excess carbohydrates and sugars.*
So next time you are enjoying a cheat meal, remember that it’s not the end of the world and it doesn’t even have to be the end of your diet. Following this approach will not only help you get real, sustainable results, but overcome mental blocks about your fitness goals. Be patient. Seeing positive results takes time, work, good nutrition, and consistency. Balance is everything, so don’t turn your cheat meal or day into a full week or month!
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