We go 6 days following a restrictive diet to perfection, then the bell rings to start the 7th day and we “feed” all we want from the minute we wake up until we need our stomach pumped. Even after that, if the clock hasn’t struck midnight we try to cram a little more fun food down our throat before our next “week of purity” begins.
Sound good? It gets better! The best part of this day of gluttony? We can actually lose more weight than dieting 7 days a week!
Awesome – what could possibly go wrong with this once a week binge strategy?
Here are 5 reasons a diet cheat day is flat-out dangerous both for your weight loss efforts and your health in general. Note that I originally wrote 10 reasons but the article got too long, so I had to pull 5 out. I’m confident you’ll get the point, but feel free to write me if you want the other 5 reasons, I’ll be happy to send them to you.
If we buy into the notion that any extreme behavior proven to offer a benefit is good without considering the risks, why stop at fat loss? Let’s improve our lives further by adding:
These examples are far more extreme and risky than a huge once a week eating binge, right? Ummmmm,