Posted on February 23rd, 2009 by Matt Schoeneberger
Cheat days are usually prescribed to a weight loss client to give them a rest from their strict eating routine. It has been said that this technique can contribute to long-term success.
I was listening to Dr. Stephen Krauss’ audio series on Building a Successful Mind and he referenced some research that shows people who have scheduled cheat days are 1.5 times more likely to regain weight they’ve lost than those who don’t have cheat days.
Most people like the idea of cheat days or meals because they get to relax and splurge, but Krauss states that these types of behaviors might actually hold us back from cementing our habits. In other words, to make our new eating a long-term habit, we need to practice it 100% of the time for quite a while before we can think about straying.
I like this. What does everyone think? Use the comment section to discuss