To cheat or not to cheat, that is the question.
We all have our vices; chocolate, cheese, carbs, beer, sugar, a glass of wine… the list goes on. I’d love to be able to sit here and preach that the only way to achieve your fitness goals is to completely eliminate all of the above and focus on clean eating and exercise, but I’d be setting you up for failure.
As much we want you to trust the process, we want you to love the process. And the only way to do that is to continue doing the things you love (in moderation). That is why at Nitro Fitness, we strongly believe in cheat meals because we strongly believe in long-term success.
Whatever your vice may be, we want to show you that you can indulge and still achieve the same results. How?
- Plan your cheat meals.
One meal a week. Schedule it in your calendar and it can be whatever you want.
- Remember that it should be one meal a week.
To avoid that guilty conscience, stick to one meal a week. If you want to take it a step further, try working out on your cheat meal day!
- Keep track of your progress.
The only way to know how you’re doing is to keep track of your progress. This will allow you to make adjustments where you need it! For example, if you’re not seeing any progress in your fitness goals and indulge in a large cheese pizza once a week for your cheat meal, you may want to switch to a medium or schedule an extra work out in on your cheat meal day.
- Don’t be so hard on yourselves.
Slip-ups happen and if we focus on the negative, we won’t get anywhere. Always make sure to pick yourself up, brush it off and move forward. And if you need someone to talk to, that’s what we’re here for!
If you have any questions about cheat meals, make sure to hit us up at @nitrolifestyle on Instagram or our Facebook Page! We’d love to hear from you.
Thank us later,