Cheat day, free day or maintenance day
I have been reading that including a cheat day once a week in a diet plan would help in a few ways. At first I thought it was only to help getting through the long journey to the goal weight by giving a treat day to cope for being on track the rest of the week. I read something different yesterday. Because our body is adjusting to the calories we give it, a cheat day would prevent our body to go on “starvation mode” and stall in weight loss plateau…
I am looking for a legitimate reason to cheat myself or would it really help? Some says it’s very important to succeed and some says if we hit a plateau we should cut some more calorie and exercise even more.
Here is some article about the subject, what do you think about that?
Do you include a free day in your diet or not?
For the cheat day:
There is other way: