More recently, the inclusion of the days, when you could eat everything, to your diet, caused indignation of experts in fitness. The idea of periodically deviating from the diet was very skeptical. Then, studies and practice confirmed that a violation of a diet for one day actually can even accelerate the loss of body fat.

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The idea of including "cheat" days in the diet is widely known nowadays and continues to find support among amateurs and professionals. Of course, popularity is not an indicator of utility, but the universal rejection of the use of "cheat" days would be a hasty decision.

This becomes obvious when you realize that some arguments against “cheat” days do not have a logical basis or are based on deliberately "sensational" statements. Let’s look at three main benefits of including this day in your weight-loss plan:

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#1. It can help you stick to your goals long-term. The opportunity to relax a day from a diet has a positive effect on a person's mental state. You can eat absolutely everything and do not worry about anything, knowing that burning of excess fat will still continue. So, if you have one such day a week or two weeks, you will make your chances to continue your healthy diet for a longer time.

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#2. It can boost your metabolism. Rigid diets can slow down the metabolism. If you see that you are eating right and you do not lose weight, add a “cheat day” to your diet and wake up your metabolism.

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#3. It can help you make the right choice, right now. If you have a “cheat day” once a week, it will be easier for you to refuse eating unhealthy foods during the rest days.

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There is no one best way to include a “cheat day” in your nutritional schedule. The way you do this depends on your goals, your physical form, your preferences, your lifestyle, your genetics, and the results you have achieved. If you like a flexible approach to earing, be careful not to relax too much. Always remember, a “cheat day” does not mean gluttony.

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