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How I Recover From Cheat Meals... Or Cheat Days

Josh Hines

Josh Hines

How I Recover From Cheat Meals... Or Cheat Days

I Just Cheated On Meal Prep..... Oops

Written on October 01, 2019 • 2 Minute Read • Comments

Yeah I still have cheat meals and sometimes full days where I just eat like crap. The important thing to remember here is that it just lasts a day, don't beat yourself up over a day and then turn it into a weekend or you giving up all together.

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Stop Beating Yourself Up Over A Day

I want to be honest, I have still have cheat days.

I think so many people hold themselves to such an unhealthy unrealistic expectation that they are going to stick to a diet or lifestyle and the moment they mess up, they give up entirely.

The truth is, when you are trying to change your life it's going to take time.

You've lived a certain way for months if not years and when you are trying to change the way you live, eat, exercise or whatever you are trying to accomplish, you are most likely going to mess up.

Give Yourself A Break

When you are trying to lose weight, you don't have to go crazy and say I'm never going to eat desserts, I'm not going to do this, I'm not going to do that.

There is nothing wrong with having snacks and cake, it's just wrong when you eat the whole package of snacks or the whole cake.

It's important to realize that everything is about moderation.

You can still have the cake, you can still have the snacks but it's about limiting those things to be used as rewards.

Use Cheat Meals As A Reward

When you hit a new personal record or you had a great week of training, it's okay to celebrate and eat something as a reward. It's about realizing delayed gratification not punishing yourself.

So the next time you "slip" on your new lifestyle plan, don't punish yourself, don't give up, just realize that you had a bad day but tomorrow is going to be better and the next day begin again.

Josh Hines

About The Author: Josh Hines

Josh Hines is the founder of Second Chance Athletics. Having a background in marketing for most of his career, it was in 2018 that he decided he wanted to take everything he knew about business and start his own personal training business.

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