Carb Cheat Day Keto

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Does The Cheat Day And/or Cheat Meal Work For Weight Loss?

“I can resist anything except temptation.” For most of us, that quote feels most applicable when we’re in the middle of changing our eating habits — also known as going on a healthy eating diet. Let’s face it: cutting out foods like refined sugar, carbs and anything #coveredwithcheese from our diet can be a challenge, particularly when you’ve first started a new eating plan or when you seem to have plateaued in weight loss efforts. It’s one of the reasons that cheat days have become so popular. What Is a Cheat Day? A cheat day is a sneaky day that, while it may seem like any other, gives you license to eat whatever you want, without counting calories or sticking to your diet. Goodbye, plain chicken and broccoli. Hello, juicy hamburger. A cheat day can be any day of the week though most people will have theirs coincide with a weekend day. The theory behind having a cheat day is that you’ll stick to your diet throughout the week and stave off cravings for those foods tempting you by reminding yourself that you have a cheat day coming up. And then, on said cheat day, you get to enjoy whatever food has been taunting and teasing you. While the whole “cheat” bit makes Continue reading >>

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  1. kkatrinamorenoo

    For the past week I've been on a Keto diet and my net carbs stay under 20 g, and I tested my urine on a KetoStick and got dark colors, showing that there's traces of ketones in their which is great.
    I read online that the first two weeks should be strict keto with no cheat meals, etc. BUT after two weeks, is it okay to have a meal or day with more carbs than I'm eating now?
    For those of you on Keto, do you have cheat meals once a week with as much carbs as you want?
    Please let me know! I am new to this and am eager to learn. Thank you to all that reply.

  2. BarackMeLikeAHurricane

    OK, I have a few things for you.
    First, as long as you see any color on ketostix you're in ketosis, shade doesn't matter. Darker shades mean you need to drink more water.
    Second, it's OK to have a day where your carbs are a little higher, but no more than 100g. If you decided to eat a bunch of carbs one day you'd get kicked out of ketosis and have to wait like a week to get back in.
    Personally, I don't do cheat days. It's not worth it to eat some carbs at one meal and then have to do a week of strict low carb and glycogen drain work outs every day to get back in to ketosis.

  3. brigeweeks

    It's best not to cheat on low carb. You can increase your carb level gradually after the first 2 weeks, but if you blow it and cheat, it will take you another 2 days to start losing weight again. It's just not worth it to me and the weight loss will be much slower. Increase your exercise to you can eat more carbs. That's better than cheating.

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