It’s okay to indulge, even overindulge, once good ol’ Turkey Day comes ‘round. Cheat meals – even full-on cheat days – are good for the body and even more satisfying to the brain.
Restricting, psychologically speaking, just isn’t going to work in the long-term. Eventually, no matter your willpower, you will cave to temptation. You’ll scoop away at that pint of ice cream. You’ll feast on that fried chicken. You’ll pop open that bag of potato chips. Whatever the temptation, it’ll reel you in eventually. It’s okay. In fact, it’s even better than okay. It can be good for you, if done properly.
Food, even the junk, can be enjoyed without damaging your physique or putting a dent in your health and wellness goals at the Greenville sports club. Really? Yes. Really. It’s simple. The trick is scheduling these indulgences into your Greenville gym plan, either at one cheat meal or cheat day per week.
According to health guru, Tim Ferriss, there are two reasons why you should most definitely “cheat” on your Greenville athletic club routine.
- If you don’t allow for indulgences, you’ll go mental. The mind naturally wants what it can’t have. When you do allow for a cheat day/meal once per week, it’s easier to keep temptation at bay because eventually, you know you’ll be able to have whatever it is that you want. It promotes peace of mind, focus and healthy eating for the rest of the week.
- Your body actually benefits from a weekly cheat day/meal. Without it, your body will enter starvation mode. NOT GOOD. “Cheating” on your Greenville health center routine keeps you out of this state and actually supports fat loss.
Yeah, it might sound too good to be true, but it’s truly not. Sure, there are some caveats. To get the best experience from your Turkey Day cheating, read up on the important dos and don’ts in this post: The Ultimate Guide to the 4 Hour Body Cheat Day (www.slowcarbfoodie.com).
Cut your brain and body a break this holiday season, and schedule Turkey Day as a guilt-free cheat day. Get it out of your system so you can eat well (and have zero desire for those leftovers) and optimize your Greenville health club training.
Looking for an easy-does-it workout this holiday season? Greenville yoga is where it’s at, offering a great counter to the stress of the season. Contact us for the Yoga Greenville class schedule.