Cheat Day. It’s a brilliant idea, but I can’t take credit for it. My oldest son and his wife came up with Cheat Day.
If you are watching what you eat; keeping your carbs down; eating raw and organic whenever you can; taking supplements and detoxing regularly; and eating at home more than eating out – Hat’s Off To You!
You are living a Win-Win lifestyle.
That said, it can be hard staying on a good diet in a world that promotes sugar-free, GMO, highly processed, lots of tasty carbs, and tempting, high calorie take-out.
Taking Your Supplements
When you commit to a healthy supplement program (vitamins, trace minerals, and detox supplements), I recommend taking your supplements regularly, but STOP taking them for two days each week.
I have several reasons for this:
- I’m a realist – it’s easy to get burned-out when you take your supplements everyday / 7-days a week. So, if you skip a couple of days each week, and regularly take your vitamins 4 to 5 times every week, you will tend to stick to your program;
- Have a Cheat Day (or two) every week, which makes your healthy lifestyle much more fun;
- Design a schedule for your lifestyle that fits into your busy life – you’ll adopt a healthier more permanent commitment;
- Here’s a good example, take your supplements during your Monday through Friday work routine, and then take the weekend off when you want to relax and be off-schedule. Plus, it’s good to let your body re-balance both the healthy nutrients and unwanted toxins; this gives your body a break, strengthens your immune system, and decreases a dependency on your vitamins.
Cheat Day works really well with meal planning, especially if you have company in town. It’s good to have one day a week when you eat the foods that you typically deny yourself.
Have some desert. Drink some wine. Eat those fatty carbs for breakfast. Just don’t slip too far off the rails and have a diet cola or eat something toxic.
I guarantee that you will stay on a better diet and supplement program longer when you allow yourself to cheat at least once a week.
It’s appreciation for your 5 to 6-days of being good.
And, you will not be the odd-man-out when friends and family get together on Saturday night.
Give it a try.
Here’s to your health!
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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. The FDA may not have evaluated some of the statements. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please discuss with your own, qualified health care provider before adding supplements or making any changes to your dietary program.
Before taking vitamins, consult your doctor; pre-existing medical conditions or medications you are taking can affect how your body responds to multivitamins.