How to Stop Cheating on Your Diet
It’s alright. We’ve been there before, we’ve done it too. We all know that it is never easy to refuse to those cravings. There are days when chocolates, cheesy burger, and pizza are hard to resist — sad to say, these days actually end up to be everyday. But there’s no need to worry when you’re really determined to start dieting for real. Here are some tips to refrain yourself from cheating on your diet.
Yes, you read it right. Go ahead and cheat but don’t binge. Some medical professionals say that it’s alright to cheat on your diet as long as you don’t go overboard. When you start on your diet you get determined on the first few weeks, but sooner or later it will wear off and you’ll crave for the foods you usually eat. This is why it is recommended to have a cheat day every week. Also, you can also start calling it reward instead of cheating so you won’t feel bad about it. It’s like when you have eaten healthy meals for the whole week and you reward yourself a slice of chocolate cake on the weekend.
Write it on your journal
Have a meal plan for the whole week and include your cheat day. Buy ingredients ahead and make your meals healthy. Track it down each day whether you are sticking to the plan or you’re getting off track.
Divert your attention
Another good way is to distract yourself. If you have seen those photos with #foodporn on its caption and it made you drool, you better start doing other things that don’t involve food. Go outside. Walk your pet in the park. Write stories. Make music. Play your favorite game. Sleep. This way, your mind will wander off away from cheating on your diet.