Cheat Days – Harder to Kill Radio #118 | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Cheat Days – Harder to Kill Radio 118

The concept of cheat days is still super popular in the nutrition realm. But I’m here to share 5 unpopular truths about why implementing cheat days could be holding you back.

Cheat Days – Harder to Kill Radio #118 | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Or, listen on your favorite app: iTunes (Apple Podcasts) | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneInGoogle Play | I Heart Radio

The Concept of Cheat Days Has to Go

“Cheat days” are damaging on SO many levels.

They drain your willpower. You’re going to have a cheat day on the weekend you say? So you’re going to use ALL your willpower to not eat anything that’s not on your diet/plan the entire week so you can have your cheat day.

And here’s the thing, willpower is a finite resource. If you use it to avoid eating “treat” foods, you’re going to drain all of your energy. Which is going to exhaust you mentally, physically, and emotionally. And we all know how important it is to recharge your energy, right?

Cheat days disempower you. “I can’t eat this today because I’m saving this for the weekend.” With that statement, your power has been taken away from you. Interestingly enough, people view cheat days as “freedom” days where they can eat whatever they want. But what about the other 6 days? Where’s your freedom on those days?

If you have cheat days, it’s because you crave the freedom to eat anything you want on one day. What if you gave yourself the freedom to eat that food anytime you wanted? Would you even want it anymore?

Let’s take it one step further, are you actually INTENSIFYING your cravings by telling yourself that XYZ foods are off-limits until your cheat day?

There’s so much to unpack in this edition of Fierce Love Friday!

On Today’s Episode

  • How cheat days drain your willpower
  • How the language around cheat days is disempowering
  • Why mixing morality with food is problematic
  • How cheat days actually make you feel worse

Harder to Kill Club

Join the HTK Community

Thanks for Listening!

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Hi, I'm Steph!

Lord of the Rings nerd, cold brew drinker, and depending on who you ask, crazy cat lady. My mission is to help you fuel for more, not less: bigger muscles, strength, energy, and possibilities. We’ll do it with my signature blend of science, strategy…and a little bit of sass.

Made Strong Program

Get stronger in 30 minutes, three times a week. With this flexible lifting program, you’ll build muscle and strength. Workout from home or at the gym.

Join the Strength Squad newsletter

Strength Nutrition Unlocked

A group coaching program for women lifting weights who want to get stronger, build muscle, have more energy, and perform better. Implement the four keys you need to unlock your next level of strength.

Get the Weekly Newsletter