Guide To Achieve A Successful Cheat Day
Who would have thought that there are rules to follow on a day named cheat? Well there is a method to this day of indulgence. Below we will show you the three simple steps to take so that you will potentially go out of cheat day losing weight. Say what?
First, and probably the most important step: Gauge How Strict Your Weekly Diet Is
Essentially, how clean do you eat? If you find yourself straying away from your nutrition goals on a daily basis, well a cheat day will not benefit you. If you find yourself eating one clean meal per day, a cheat day will not benefit you. The objective is to eat clean 6 days per week and reserve one day to abolish all inhibitions. If six days per week you’re staying true to your diet by eating clean and one day you’re not; at the end of the week you’re still on the right track. Think of it as 6 steps forward and one step back. By the end of the week you’re still 5 steps forward, you see? Once, and only when, you can confidently achieve this step can you celebrate cheat day; and move on to steps 2 and 3.
Second: Increase Carbohydrate Intake to 3x Bodyweight (In grams)
We’ve already covered this topic in our previous article; Naturally Increase Testosterone Levels While Cutting. Essentially, eating copious amounts of carbohydrates will spike insulin levels. Insulin releases testosterone from Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), which traps testosterone in the bloodstream. So, we devote one day where we eat all the carbohydrates we can. Spike that insulin, and abolish the testosterone!
Third: Increase Salt Intake
This step may be a new idea for you; you may even be uncomfortable with it. However, increasing salt intake one day per week will actually draw: excess water, toxins, and other free radicals, out of the cells in your body. It is important to remember that salt should otherwise throughout the week be kept low in order for this to work; consistent high levels of salt present in the body will have an opposite affect due to osmosis. So if done right, you will lose weight (mostly water weight) for a couple days following cheat day. The day after your cheat day you should drink an abundance of water to flush out any residual high concentrations of salt.
That’s it. Follow these three steps and your cheat day will be successful. You’ve earned it.