Cheat Days In Diet Could Help People Lose More Weight, Study Claims

Cheat Days In Diet Could Help People Lose More Weight, Study Claims

Not everyone may be a fan of “cheat days” in diets, but new research from Australia suggests that these breaks from the usual diet regimen could help people lose more weight, and keep it off for a longer period of time.

Although cheat days are oftentimes included in diet plans on weekends, there has been some debate as to whether they really help people lose weight. As noted by the HuffPost, those who are in favor of cheat days believe that they give people the “mental stamina” and motivation to follow the stricter rules of their diet on regular days. But there are other sources, such as Healthline, which believe that cheat days in diets do more harm than good, mainly because they make it hard for people to fully adapt to a healthier eating regimen, and make people slide back into their unhealthy eating habits, due to the perceived addictiveness of junk food.

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