We all love cheat days, am I right?! They're the days we can totally indulge and eat some of our favourite foods, so it's practically like heaven.
But, even cheat days have rules (sob), and here are five you must follow to keep your diet on track:
1. Do NOT feel guilty
Savour and enjoy your cheat day meal. If you allow yourself to feel guilty, you're missing the point.
2. Plan your indulgence meals
These meals should not be spur of the moment. If they are you run into the obstacle of overdoing it. Plan everything out in advance so you know you won't be completely led off track.
3. Don't let portion control go out the window
Just because you are having an indulgence meal, doesn't mean you should totally binge out. Enjoy your favourite food but control yourself too.
4. Limit your cheat meals
Two times a week is ideal but if you go over that your diet may not take full effect as the weeks go on.
5. Move on
Don't let your cheat meal to be a trigger to more bad eating. Do it, adore every second of it, and move on.