You’re probably wondering if you’re allowed to cheat during your WLC diet plan.
Many weight loss programs and fad diets allow you to cheat on your diet.
What about the WLC System, though?
Do we allow cheat meals when using our muscle building and fat burning system? We’re going to choose the best option for you so you are always getting optimal results.
Some programs allow you to cheat for an entire day…
Or even two days at a time.
What do you think? Do you think cheat meals can help or hurt?
Empty Promises From Other Programs That Trick You Into Buying…
Many programs promise you that you can have chocolate cake, candy bars, and other junk on their programs.
They all do this because they are trying to get your money.
That’s all. Some of those programs give you processed junk in packages that they deliver to you.
You pay all that money for absolute junk!
The truth is… you don’t need junk food. You shouldn’t want to eat junk food… and there’s really no reason to cheat on your diet if you are eating real food anyway.
Cravings for junk go away when your body is getting the nutrients it needs. You won’t even want junk food any more.
Still… some programs use regular cheat meals as a strategy.
Why Do Some Programs Allow Cheat Meals?
The reasoning behind regular cheat meals is that people have an easier time sticking to a diet if they are allowed to cheat every once in a while.
People believe that this gives them a break and helps them mentally.
Well… if you are mentally strong and you know exactly what you want, you will not need a cheat meal.
BUT, 1 to 2 cheat meals per week will not hurt your progress very much at all — if you tend to go really overboard on them, though, you might have a problem.
With the diet guidelines for this program, you’re always going to be eating plenty of food — even on the fat loss diet. There’s really no reason at all to cheat on your diet during this program.
Most of the time, when you feel like cheating on your diet, it’s because you are hungry.
Thoughts of bad food come to mind and you just want that food really bad. You won’t have that problem on this program if you follow the diet and nutrition guidelines.
There is NO REASON to eat foods that aren’t good for you. Really, there isn’t. There is no strategy there… eat good foods all the time and plenty of them. You won’t need to cheat on your diet.
If You Must Cheat For Some Unknown Reason…
My idea of a cheat meal is a roast turkey and swiss sandwich from Arby’s. Many people believe that to be a healthy meal. In fact, it’s not a very healthy meal at all — it’s not horrible, but not very healthy.
If you’re going to cheat on your diet and increase the calories for a few meals per week, at least do it with healthy foods.
For example, don’t go out and eat a huge bowl of pasta from a restaurant, a salad on the side, an appetizer, bread, and finish it off with some cake and ice cream.
That meal is sure to hurt your progress and cause fat gain.
If you enjoy working harder just to get back to where you previously were, then go ahead and eat a ridiculous cheat meal as shown above. That meal is guaranteed to add fat to your body.
If you have to cheat because you’re craving pasta, fix some whole wheat spaghetti, lean beef, real tomatoes, real cheese, and pig out on that! That meal won’t hurt you at all compared to the previously mentioned cheat meal.
The calorie cycling strategy used during this program will help keep you satisfied along with the overall higher calorie intake on this program.
Remember, our number one fat loss strategy is to eat more food overall and burn the fat through extra cardiovascular exercise.
This keeps the starvation response and hunger away.
Your metabolism will stay revved up at the highest possible levels through our approach to fat loss. When you see consistent results, you are motivated to not cheat on your diet!
You Don’t NEED to Cheat… Get That Out of Your Head
Cheating on your diet comes from a lack of setting goals and the lack of programming your mind to work with you and not against you.
You will learn how to set goals properly and program them into your head so you are always working towards those goals.
If you want something bad enough, you’ll do everything in your power to get there.
Cheating on your diet will work against you. There’s really no need to cheat while you’re on this program.
Sure, one day you just might have the urge to cheat:
Someone might offer you a cookie or some dessert. You will refuse the first time. The person will offer you again. You will refuse the second time, but this person just won’t stop! They tell you to:
“Just take it. It’s not going to hurt you. Don’t you ever eat anything good?”
And when the pressure comes, what do you say? This separates the strong from the weak.
Do you take it and eat it, or do you refuse? The choice is up to you…
Simply let them know that there’s no way you are eating the dessert. Tell them that you work too hard each and every day to let one dessert cancel out all of that hard work you do.
“I’m NOT Eating That!!! STOP Asking.”
Make them listen since they wouldn’t stop. And don’t stop until they understand that the dessert is not good for you or your health. They wouldn’t leave you alone … now make sure they understand.
Maybe next time that person will not be so persistent in their attempt to get you to eat the dessert. Next time you are eating raw broccoli, take some to that same person. Keep forcing them to take some raw broccoli.
See how they respond… that should be enough to prove your point.
Tell them, “But it’s good for you!” They refuse. “But it’s good for you!” They refuse again. “See how that feels when someone pushes food on you?”
Trust me, they won’t ask you if you want some junk food again.