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The holiday season is here, which means there are going to more events, parties, and gatherings to wade through. Along with that comes lots of food and skipped workouts due to a busier schedule.
The bottom line is that cheat DAYS on rest days are counter productive for two reasons. First,a cheat DAY is probably a little much. I mean, how are our bodies supposed to process that? I know for me, a cheat MEAL (which is still all healthy foods, and not a whole lot extra, still results in a noticeable set back). If you add white carbs, sugar, and fried foods to that, it's not going to be pretty (they all get processed and stored as body fat). Second, if it's a rest day, you're not even burning as many calories as you would on a workout day. No wonder it's feels like a total train wreck by the time Monday rolls around.
So here's how you combat it:
✳️Offset your rest days from the days you have your cheat MEAL - NOT cheat DAY😉.
✳️Eat healthy the rest of the day and replace some of the junky choices with healthier versions. For example, unlike white bread, whole grain bread doesn't get turned into sugar and stored as body fat, so choose whole grain. Replace sugary drinks like juice and soda with water.
✳️On the day you have your cheat MEAL, make sure you've fit in a fierce workout. (You might just have to get up earlier 😉)
Be mindful of how you get through this month, compared to previous years. I'll bet you'll be entering 2017 with a lot less clean-up to do. 😉😘🤗❤️💋
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