Can Cheating On Your Diet Help You Burn More Fat?
IT’S the news you’ve all been waiting for, especially if you find it hard to stick to a strict diet. A regular cheat day can actually help you lose weight by encouraging your body to burn more fat.
“What, how does eating unhealthy food do that??” we hear you ask. Well, nutritionist Susie Burrell has the answer.
Writing on her blog Shape Me she explains that a cheat meal after a period of calorie restriction tells your body it doesn’t need to go into starvation mode – when it literally hordes all the calories it can.
“Physiologically it has been shown that after periods of strict calorie restriction, a cheat (note not binge) meal, which contains significantly more calories actually helps to body to continue to burn body fat,” Susie wrote.
Excepted from the Sun