Jake: Hey, I’m Jake of Body by Jake with you nutrition tip of the day. I’m here with the most famous nutritionist on the planet, bar none: Dr. P.! How are you? So I’ve got one for you. This is a question that pops up all the time: I want to cheat. Is there a cheat day? Can I have a cheat food?
Dr. P.: I really believe everybody should have a cheat meal once a week, every seven days. Take one free meal, eat whatever you want.
Have your pizza – get it out of your system because nibbling on a daily basis, on little cheats, will adversely affect fat management and energy levels and digestion, ultimately.
So stay on your foods across your seven-day week. Take your one free meal a week, eat whatever you want. Get it out of your system.
Jake: This is just one free one? Because I do a one day a week thing, right? It’s a one day. Well, that’s what I’ve done.
Dr. P.: If one day works for you and it keeps you stripped across the other six days do it. And I promise you – I promise you what happens is that people take that cheat day or that cheat meal and they go berserk. They go crazy.
The next day they wake up, digestively, they’re like, they’re a mess and then they say to themselves “Wow. That was that was tough. I don’t think I want to do that again.” But then they do it again, right and then finally they say “My mom didn’t raise a dumb kid. I’m not doing this.” So they’re cheat meal becomes like a potato with dinner. I’m going to have a cool, I’m gonna have key lime pie for my dessert.
It becomes more managed because, ultimately within your six days, you like how you feel. You like how you look. You like your digestive patterns, your sleep patterns, your moods, your cognitive focus and foods don’t become so romantic anymore – it’s a thing, it’s a way to fuel!
Jake: And you can cheat every now and again.