Cheat Day Dishes For The Diet Followers
One of the most difficult things for someone to do, while following a diet, is to resist the temptation to have a cheat day. There are so many yummy and sinfully unhealthy things to try: pizza, creamy pastas, fast food, junk food and so much more. Our bodies naturally start craving these once we start to wean ourselves off them and lean towards healthier foods. This is especially true if you are on a strict diet that prohibits any indulgences.
However, we are human, and we are only going to live once so instead of completely cutting out temptations from life, here are some ways in which you can do cheat meals but stay healthier than you would have if you went all out calorie blitz.
Cut the Calorie Count
There are so many products out there with half the calorie count that is usually there that it isn’t difficult for you to have your favourite cheat dish without too many pangs of difficult. For instance, if you want carbonara, buy low fat noodles in UAE, cream, cheese and lean meat in order to prepare. The dish will still be packed with more calories than you should be eating, but at least it won’t be as bad as having one from a genuine Italian restaurant where ‘dieting’ is just a word. Have it for breakfast or lunch – NOT dinner – and compensate by drinking lots of warm water and forgoing carbs for the rest of the day; nope, not even a cracker is allowed.
Go to Specialty Restaurants
Thanks to the health fad, there are plenty of establishments that are very conscious about what they cook and serve. Another way to cheat and yet consume a low amount of calories is to go to a restaurant that caters to specialty diets. For instance if you get a dish of gluten free noodles, chances are that the sauce and the accompaniments will be all meat and fish protein and safe for those with conditions like celiac disease. The upshot is that even if you are not intolerant, it will cut down on carbs, calories and other glucose based nutrients that make you gain weight.
Twice, Thrice as Hard
The other option is for you to have a cheat meal or cheat day and then work out twice or even thrice as hard in order to burn off the excess calories you ingested. However, it is easier to gain the calories than to lose them. If the only health control you have is to control your diet, then you need to hit the gym once you have had your cheat day. If you hit the gym regularly, you will have to do extra reps in order to burn the fat and also try other fat burning measures such as drinking hot water in the morning on an empty stomach, or having a spoonful of bees’ honey in the morning to boost your metabolism.