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Cheat Meal Vs Cheat Day – Do They Work? [low Carb Diet Discussion]

Cheat Meal Vs Cheat Day – Do They Work? [low Carb Diet Discussion]

Today, Monday May 11th, is celebrated as Eat What You Want Day. It seemed an appropriate time to discuss cheat days and cheat meals, since they’re such a hot (and highly debated) topic in the Low Carb Diet community. I’ll tell you my experience, give you a few things to consider, and then I would love to hear YOUR thoughts. I should start by saying I am NOT a fan of the “cheating” concept. Not only because it doesn’t work for me (more on that in a second), but also because I don’t even like the word “cheat”. It reminds me of infidelity, which is one topic you will see me get REAL heated on. Seriously though, what if you decided to have a “cheat day” once a week or once a month, just so you wouldn’t get bored with your partner, or just to keep it interesting. Is that okay?? Of course not! When you make a healthy life choice, it’s a commitment. Those are my thoughts, that’s my opinion. That doesn’t mean I’m perfect and never eat a carb. It happens. And when it does, I pay dearly for it. I go through a horrible “break up” with myself, I pay for it physically AND emotionally, and no amount of temporary pleasure was worth it – ever. EVER! So while I do believe eating healthy is a lifestyle choice and a commitment, I do get derailed sometimes. Just so you know I’m not perfect and I’m NOT being judgmental… just opening up the topic for discussion, and to hear YOUR experiences. People choose to have a cheat meal or a cheat DAY on their diet for one of three reasons: To “jump start” weight loss during a stall. To keep from getting bored on their diet. To justify a bad food choice in their own mind. As for whether a cheat meal or a cheat day will actually jump start your weight loss when you seem to be in a stall… that’s highly de Continue reading >>

Will A Cheat Meal Knock Me Out Of Ketosis?

Will A Cheat Meal Knock Me Out Of Ketosis?

“Is a cheat day okay? The answer to your question is, if you are keto adapted. As I said before, that means that your cells essentially are running on ketones for fuel, as opposed to running on glucose, which is what the vast, vast, vast majority of Americans are running on, and therefore there’s all this disease here. The genesis of these metabolic diseases has to do with consumption of simple carbohydrates. So if you are keto adapted, and you’ve done your requisite carbohydrate depletion for 8-12 weeks, I always call this the clamp. If you were to go and eat a very, very heavy, carbohydrate-laden meal, because of the fact that you have this “clamp” if you will, if you were to go and test your blood sugars, they’re not going to shoot up to the point where you believe they may have shot up. If an individual that were not keto adapted were to eat, for example, a Snickers bar, their blood sugars may shoot up to 200 transiently. This is what we see: the blood sugars go up transiently in a keto-adapted individual and then they’re clamped right down within an hour or two to that normal level. The answer to your question is no – if you are a keto adapted individual and you are running your cells on fat, is a cheat meal going to knock you out of ketosis? No, it’s not going to knock you out of ketosis. Now, if you are an individual that is on the threshold of being in ketosis and you’re knocking your carbohydrates down – let’s say you started at 75, now you’re at 50 – and you go and eat a carbohydrate-laden meal? Yes, you’re going to have a problem. That is definitely going to delay your transition into ketosis, because what you’re doing is, you’re telling your body, “Hey! Up-regulate the enzymes that allow me to metabolize the carbohydrates Continue reading >>

Ketosis Vs 6 Day Lc With Cheat Day

Ketosis Vs 6 Day Lc With Cheat Day

I recently went low-carb, but find that I'm missing a lot of the old foods I used to eat.. but I like the way LC makes me feel and that is enough to keep me motivated. Would it be more benificial to stay LC all the time and deal with the cravings (mostly mental) just to say in ketosis? Or would a "carb-refeed" be more beneficial in the long run? I've read in various places (Tim Ferriss, 4-hour body most recently) that having at least one high carb day allows the body to reset (similar to muscle confusion) and helps with proper thyroid function. Continue reading >>

Ketogenic Diet Faq: All You Need To Know

Ketogenic Diet Faq: All You Need To Know

Below is an list of the most commonly asked questions about the ketogenic diet. Simply click on the question you're interested in and it will take you right to the answer. If you have any more questions, please let me know by leaving a comment and I'll add it to the list! KetoDiet Basic Facts Foods & Diet Plans Health Concerns Troubleshooting 3 free diet plans to help you kickstart your diet, lose weight and get healthy Recipes, giveaways and exclusive deals delivered directly to your inbox A chance to win the KetoDiet app every week KetoDiet Basic Facts Why is it that conventional diets don't work? Most of us would say we get fat simply because we get lazy and eat more. But what if it's the other way round? What if we just get fat and as a result we eat more and become lazy? For the last decades we have been given wrong advice about nutrition and effects of fatty foods on putting on weight. What if the main problem is that due to our modern diets we cannot satisfy our appetite? A study on this subject concluded with a surprising result: the fatter people get, the more inactive they become, not the other way round. And what if the interests of the authorities offering advice are influenced by economic reasons? To learn more about this, I recommend you watch The Food Revolution on Youtube Ketogenic diets are, in fact, closely related to the Paleolithic diet. Both exclude carbohydrates and aim at eating real food. Today carbohydrates make the majority of our diet and have significant implications for our health including hormone balance. For example, insulin, which is responsible for storing fat in our body, is greatly affected by excessive carbohydrate consumption. Carbohydrates are without doubt the most fattening element in our diets. Based on studies performed over th Continue reading >>

Cheat Days On A Ketogenic Diet

Cheat Days On A Ketogenic Diet

Damn does that cake look good! Cheat meals. Everyone thinks about them when following any diet, and the ketogenic diet is no exception. You might be wondering if you should have cheat meals while going keto. Is it worth it? Is it okay? Will it mess up your progress completely? Intellectually, why would you want to eat something that isn’t in line with your goals or your health? Let’s face it, cheat day meals are bad for you. We know it. The ketogenic diet is simple, but not always easy, and there are some grey areas, so Let’s talk a little bit about what happens when you have cheat meals and whether or not they’re worth it. You might know people who do low-carb long-term and schedule cheat meals in at regular times, such as on the weekends or set days each month. While this creates a healthy mindset around not needing to be perfect, things are a little different with the ketogenic diet. Since keto is stricter than other low-carb diets, it’s more tempting to have cheat meals. However, the effects of them can be more dramatic. Disadvantages of Cheat Meals on the Ketogenic Diet Here are some consequences of having cheat meals. These are things to consider before flying off the deep end with some emotional eating. Let’s get the big one out of the way first, Cheating Takes You out of Ketosis Since cheating on the keto diet more than likely will take you out of ketosis—especially if the cheat meal or snack is carb-heavy—you have to be prepared for this fact. Know that it’ll likely set you back some and take some time to get back into a ketogenic state. When you have eaten what you suspect was a “cheat meal,” put it to the acid test, and test your ketone levels. People are often surprised that they stay in ketosis after certain meals, or get kicked out af Continue reading >>

Cheating And You

Cheating And You

Cheating, or eating hidden carbs, whatever you want to call it. Let’s have a brief talk. What is cheating? Cheating is, in the most simple terms, eating a lot more carbs than you would normally. There’s no hard and fast figure, suffice to say that if you had somewhere in the realm of 50g – 100g you would likely break your ketosis, but it wouldn’t be the end of the world. It also stands to reason that you would possibly not have to go through unpleasant keto-flu again. How does it happen? Cheating can happen for a number of reasons, but there seem to be two main causes. Emotions Alcohol Comfort eating is something everyone I know does, and I’ll admit to eating an entire pint of Ben & Jerry’s on my own, no problems at all, when feeling down. Though those days are also long gone. You could be stressed, sad, angry, or any number of other things, and may choose to seek comfort in sugary foods. After all, they raise your mood, though it’s only short term. You’ll probably feel down that you’ve stalled your progress or simply eaten foods that aren’t great for your body. You might even drink alcohol for a range of the same reasons, or, as is very often the case, it may be a social event. A birthday, after work drinks, oh how I could go on… One thing’s for sure, too much can and will impair judgement. The last time I cheated was definitely after a few refreshments and I said “Hey, you know what, chocolate is a GREAT IDEA!” But it wasn’t really. You’ll Feel Like a Failure – But that’s OK! The worst part is knowing that you’ve failed, but you must remember that it’s ok to fail, if you don’t, then you’re probably not doing a lot of trying or learning. I recently read some great advice on failing. It stressed one point, and one point only, Continue reading >>

How Do I Get Back Into Ketosis Faster After Cheating?

How Do I Get Back Into Ketosis Faster After Cheating?

Did you let go of your low carb diet for the holidays? Have a free meal? Maybe a carb up? Or go out to dinner? Restaurants are well known for hiding sugar in their salad dressings and putting other carby ingredients into their food that you might not know about. What you expect to be low carb isn't always as low as you think. All it takes is a single teaspoon of sugar in the salad dressing or a light dusting of flour on that chicken breast and you'll experience the consequences without even know why! However, all is not lost! You can recover from your setback and get back into ketosis almost as fast as water fasting by following the diet plan outlined below. If you went to a Christmas party, you might not have been able to tell if your food was really free of carbs, or not. You might have not wanted to upset the host, or you didn't want to feel left out, so you ate something that wasn't on plan. Tempting Christmas treats are the downfall of many. Perhaps, you deliberately caved in to those delicious looking cupcakes or a soft, fluffy donut that your boss or co-worker brought into the office. The holidays are not the only time that your self discipline and love for low carb eating will be put to the test. Maybe you went on vacation and decided to not bother with all of that carb counting stuff. If so, you might have gained a few pounds. You also might have decided to chuck the low-carb dieting game, kick back, eat what you consider a normal diet, and just enjoy your vacation. All of that delicious food looked too good to pass up! If you work out regularly and did a carb up to improve hormonal balance by bumping up your Leptin level, you might also be wondering if there's a way to get back into ketosis more quickly than water fasting. If so, this article will help you, to Continue reading >>

Cheated On Keto? Thinking About Cheating? There’s Hope!

Cheated On Keto? Thinking About Cheating? There’s Hope!

So you’ve cheated on Keto…or you’re thinking about it. While cheat days are something I don’t recommend, I can understand the reasons why people choose to do them. There are family birthday parties, romantic anniversary getaways, Caribbean cruises…I get it, but if you’re someone who wrestles with that urge to cheat and that’s something you want to change…read on, hopefully these tips will be helpful for you. You may not feel a “carb hangover” after cheating on Keto, and if you don’t, you’re one of the lucky ones. Binge eating carbs, especially after being on Keto for a while, can be bad news for everything from your mental clarity to your digestive system. Even still, cheating only prolongs your progress. So let’s get to the bottom of this. Disclaimer: I am not a Registered Dietitian, certified fitness instructor, doctor, or health professional. My blog posts are my thoughts, experiences, and successes and may not be recommended for all people. Please consult a doctor or trained professional for specific weight, health, fitness, or mental health counseling. Don’t freak out The saying goes: Keep Calm and Keto On. It’s an important expression because there are a lot of things that can happen, intentionally and on accident, that can make you feel like a failure. You are not a failure. And you don’t have to give up just because you slipped up. Tomorrow is another day. Drink lots of water, get right back on track, maybe even try a fast. It’s going to be okay. Here’s a post I wrote with tips to get you going on keto. These tips can also get you refreshed and refocused. But we still want to get to the root of the issue. Figure out what’s making you want to cheat Is it the smell of bread? Do you binge on pizza delivery every time you drink? Continue reading >>

How Long To Get Into Ketosis After Your Cheat Day

How Long To Get Into Ketosis After Your Cheat Day

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What’s A Cheat Day?

What’s A Cheat Day?

Atkins stalls are frustrating. Diets don’t always cooperate. If you’re limiting carbs but the scale won’t budge, try a low carb cheat day. Why cheating on low carb increases fat burning. Your low carb cheat day plan: What and how to eat. What to do before, during and after the cheat day. Cheat days are a simple way to bust a plateau, jump-start your metabolism and enjoy forbidden foods. But if you fail to plan, plan to fail. Boost fat burning and weight loss by cheating on low carb in a sensible way. Save your calories for what matters most. Stay honest and track all the extra carbs. If you’re cheating on low carb, here’s a simple plan to succeed. Be realistic – and please don’t go crazy. When to Cheat If you’ve just started Atkins or another low carb diet, a low carb cheat day is NOT recommended. Give yourself time to adjust to your new way of eating. Wait a few months, see if your progress slows, then revisit the idea of cheating on low carb. If you are in the Atkins Induction phase, low carb cheat days will sabotage your initial weight loss and efforts. Why Low Carbers Cheat We adapt to exercise and diet routines over time. Over time, our progress stalls and we reach a weight plateau. If you’re not seeing progress, it’s time to shake up your metabolism. How Low Carbers Cheat Schedule six days on low carb, then have one low carb cheat day. The low carb cheat day lets us eat extra carbs, but these are slow carbs, such as sweet potatoes, legumes, seeds and nuts. These cheat foods are only allowed after the Atkins Induction phase. Why Cheat Days Burn Fat Cheat days trigger rapid fat loss, due to their effect on leptin levels. Leptin controls metabolism, hunger and cravings. Once we adapt to routine, leptin levels drop, our weight loss slows down and w Continue reading >>

Top 10 Tips For Getting Back On Track With Your Low Carb Diet

Top 10 Tips For Getting Back On Track With Your Low Carb Diet

We all falter sometimes. If you want to get back on track with your healthy low carb or keto diet, keep reading. The best tips from the low carb experts! Okay, so you fell off the wagon with a resounding thud. Maybe it was a one-time indiscretion and you just cheated a little, or maybe you’ve been off the wagon for days or weeks. Or even months. But you’ve picked yourself up and you want to clamber back on as soon as possible. You’re covered in dust from your fall, you ache all over, but that wagon is sitting there waiting for you, ready to welcome you back with open arms. All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other. Sounds easy but sometimes it can seem absolutely monumental. I get it. I am writing this because I had a little fall of my own recently. It was only a meal’s worth of cheating but it made me feel absolutely awful the next day. Shaky, bloated, exhausted, tummy issues, the works. In spite of that, or perhaps because of it, I knew I had to get back on track right away. My health is too important to me to let things go any further. But I know I will fall again and so I thought it might be helpful to talk about those little tips and tricks that help you get back to your healthy diet a little more easily. 1. Whatever you do, don’t beat yourself up! If you read nothing else but this one tip, that’s fine. But please take this advice to heart, because it is far and away the most important tip I am going to share. I am part of a lot of forums for low carb and Keto diets and there is always someone flagellating themselves for cheating, for failing, for not having the willpower to stick it out. Well guess what? We ALL fail at this sometimes. Let’s face it, we live in a sugar and gluten-filled world. Unless we are hermits that don’t ever lea Continue reading >>

Low Carb Cheat Day

Low Carb Cheat Day

Diet stalls are frustrating. You limit carbs but the scale ignores you. A low carb cheat day may help by shaking up your metabolism. Here’s scientific proof and a plan to do it right. Why cheat days burn more fat How to plan your perfect low carb cheat day The days before and after you cheat How does cheating help? Your body adapts to physical routines and ways of eating – eventually. Diet progress stalls and we plateau. Cheat days shake things up a bit, metabolically speaking. If you’re not seeing progress on low carb, cheating on your diet can help. To get started, schedule six low carb days, followed by one (wonderful) cheat day. When to Cheat on Your Diet Your low carb cheat day allows extra carbs, preferably in the form of slow carbs: sweet potatoes, beans or nuts – foods allowed after the Atkins Induction phase. If you’re just starting Atkins, a low carb cheat day is generally NOT recommended. Wait a few months, see if your progress slows, then revisit the idea. Why Cheat Days Help Burn Fat Low carb cheat days sound counterproductive. Actually, it’s a key to faster fat loss. As our body adapts to routine, leptin levels drop and weight loss slows. Leptin is a hormone that controls metabolism and hunger cravings. After a few weeks of dieting, leptin levels drop and we store more fat. Outsmart Your Metabolism Use a low carb cheat day to outsmart your body. Eating more calories, carbs and fat one day a week raises leptin levels. Raising leptin levels keeps your body primed for rapid fat loss all week. How to Cheat on Your Diet Cheat days boost fat burning and weight loss – but only when you cheat in a sensible way. Have a Plan Budget your calories for what matters most. Track/count the extra carbs you’re eating. Be realistic – don’t go crazy. Don Continue reading >>

Effects Of Cheating On A Low-carb Diet Carb Cheat Day Keto

Effects Of Cheating On A Low-carb Diet Carb Cheat Day Keto

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Getting Back Into Ketosis After Cheating

Getting Back Into Ketosis After Cheating

Falling off the ketogenic wagon never feels great – I’ve been there, done that many times. Especially in the early days. I know that feeling of being disappointed with yourself and frustration at seemingly being back at square one. In those first few months, what would happen to me is I’d have a couple of splendid weeks, where I wasn’t feeling hungry, I could feel my clothes getting looser, and everything was going well. And then, totally unexpectedly, the carb cravings would hit. I’d go through a day or two of feeling this kind of tension and ridiculously insane desire for carbs. I ‘d resist and resist until a part of my brain that didn’t seem to be me would take over, and I’d find myself stood in front of the cupboard with a piece of bread in one hand and a packet of crisps in the other. What then would follow was a 3-day binge on pretty much any carb I could get my hands on. Followed by feeling pissed at myself and fed up at having to start back at the beginning. After the fourth or fifth time of this happening, I decided I had to really figure out what was going on here. Why was I falling off the wagon and how could I make it so that this didn’t happen. Here’s what I realised: First of all, if I was living in a way which meant there was a possibility of ‘cheating’ or ‘falling off the wagon’ – that meant I was essentially on a diet. And I didn’t want to be on a diet. I wanted just to be eating in a way that felt good and satisfying and which also led to weight loss and better health. I didn’t want to be eating in order to get to a destination, I wanted to be living my life now, eating each day in a way that just brought me more and more benefits – physically, mentally and emotionally. Secondly, I wanted to be in a position where if Continue reading >>

Induce Ketosis At Will With Cheat Days?

Induce Ketosis At Will With Cheat Days?

Problems with the Ketogenic Diet Will Power Hard-core Ketogenic dieter snobbery Science to the rescue Quality of Life Problems with the Ketogenic Diet Will Power Anyone that has attempted a ketogenic diet will tell you that it is not for the “weak”. Getting into ketosis mean a strict ketogenic diet for at least 2-7 days. This varies from person to person based on how ketogenic your body has adapted. ANY deviation from the standard ketogenic diet will simply throw you out of ketosis. The good news is that there are several tasty items on the ketosis diet like butter and bacon. Carb lovers WILL have a very hard time. The simple fact is this… Most people do not have the will power to do even the most basic diet and they definitely do not have the determination and will power to do the ketogenic diet. Hard-core Ketogenic dieter snobbery Those that have the fortitude to do well on a strict diet typically wear this as a badge of honor. They will often look down on others and criticize their lack of will power. Their mantra is that “no shortcuts exist” and the only path to success is major discipline and misery. If this is how you feel, then more power to you. For the rest of us mere mortals, we would like to have our cake and eat it too. Cheat Days There are many effective diets that allow a cheat day. They cheat day can be extremely effective because it gives something to look forward to. If you have ever experienced the cheat day phenomenon then you know how enjoyable and disgusting at the same time this can be. The psychology is interesting because you have been disciplined and you do not want to set back your progress, but you really want that pizza or [ insert a item that you are not allowed to have] Immediately after you gorge yourself on these forbidden foods Continue reading >>

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