Buy that cheesy omelet and split it in half. Eat half and take the second half to go and have the second half a few hours later. You have just successfully cheated the system two meals in a row. You have managed to keep two meals within reasonable size without ordering the ever-tasteless “light” or “fit” omelet.
Pinch off as many chunks of the inside of that bread as you can without making holes. Better yet, ask the person making your sandwich to core it out for you and then toast it for an added crunch. Will it affect the flavor? Not one bit.
WATER IT DOWN
Drink water. Yes, it’s that simple. The more water you drink prior to a meal, the less space you’ll have in your stomach to have another helping of grandma’s anti-diet recipe.
This is the trickiest cheat I know because it has such a slippery slope behind it so pay attention carefully. The best time to eat that cheat meal is after your hardest workout. Your muscles cry for any nutrients they can get right after a workout in order to begin repair so a few treats here and there after a workout can be beneficial. HOWEVER, you still need to watch your portion sizes so go ahead and give the other 12 doughnuts back to the cashier.
DO IT YOURSELF
Cook your own meals. I realize the thought of cooking for your own meal may evoke memories of flaming pans and overcooked meat, but if you form a partnership with cooking shows, you just may survive long enough to enjoy a healthier meal made to your liking.
There you have it. Five sure fire techniques to help you “cheat” on your diet, stick to your healthy eating commitment and save your sanity in the process!
Harold Castedo-Garcia is a NSCA Certified Personal Trainer at Fitness Together South Miami.
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