The Cheater's Diet
Have your pizza, eat it too, and lose weight!
Who said that dieting was a seven-day a week job? In The Cheater's Diet: Lose Weight by Taking the Weekends Off, you are allowed two full cheat days, Saturday and Sunday to eat the foods that your heart aches for. During the week, you'll abstain from sugar, alcohol, bread and saturated fats, and you are also required to get as much as exercise in as you can.
The premise behind The Cheater’s Diet is that when you are constantly dieting and under-nourishing yourself, your metabolism starts to slow down; but by stoking your metabolic fire with the two cheat days, your metabolism revs back again so that when you return to your diet, you’re still burning calories and fat.
- You can have your cake and eat it too on The Cheater’s Diet
- It’s a possible solution to yo-yo dieting
- Emphasizes a healthy diet and strong exercise plan during the week
- Cheat days stave off feelings of diet deprivation
- Healthy and practical way of eating
- Follows a Mediterranean-style diet, which is hailed for its positive health benefits
- Risk for eating too much on weekends
- Notion that metabolism slows down and then refires has not been proven
- Cheater’s Diet is not an individualized diet plan and may not suit individual needs
During the week, the cheater follows a Mediterranean-style diet that contains about 1,600 to 1,800 calories per day. You'll eat a lot of fresh vegetables, moderate amounts of fruit and whole grains, lean protein at every meal and snacks comprised of nuts are the basis of the Monday through Friday diet. You are allowed three meals and two snacks per day. Two weeks worth of weekday recipes are included in the book.
From Saturday morning at 9 a.m. until Sunday at 9 p.m., you can eat normal sized portions of your favorite foods, but items that trigger binges should be avoided. The Cheater’s Diet encourages eating foods like pizza, bread, strawberry shortcake, nuts, meat, peanut butter, ice cream, wine and cinnamon buns on your weekend cheat days. These foods have been uniquely highlighted because of their apparent capacity to keep your waistline trim and your health in check.
It is also suggested that you take specific daily supplements that the author believes are associated with weight loss.EXERCISE
The book has an entire section dedicated to its exercise plan. During the week, you are instructed to exercise every day and be as active as possible whether it’s walking a bit more, gardening or taking the stairs at work.CONCLUSION
The Cheater’s Diet is a practical and healthy approach to losing weight and maintaining weight loss. Its emphasis on clean eating during the week, lots of exercise and guilt-free indulgences make this plan have more lasting power than many other diets. But critics are concerned with the supplements that the author suggests you take and the one-size-fits-all eating plan.
If you have a hard time sticking to a diet because your overwhelming desire for cheesy pizza or creamy peanut butter sandwiches get the best of you then The Cheater’s Diet may be your lifelong healthy eating solution.Common Mispellings
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