A weekly cheat meal is a great way to both lose weight and indulge in the foods you like as a reward. If you eat healthy and make proper nutritional decisions for the remainder of your week, a cheat meal or boost in calories can increase your metabolic rate. This will help you lose weight faster. As a side benefit, you’ll also enjoy the benefit of holding off your cravings through out the week.
- The result: You’ll knock down some cravings and boost metabolism over the long term.
- Be warned, though: You may go through a bit of digestive purgatory for about 48 hours.
- Expect gas and bloating from an epic cheat meal—you’ve been on a nutritional “purity” journey all week and now you’ve been to the trailer park of food choices.
““A weekly cheat meal creates a spike in calories, which can temporarily increase your overall metabolic rate,” says Goglia.”