KETO Cheat Days Without Sabotaging Your Goals

KETO Cheat Days Without Sabotaging Your Goals

July 22, 2019 6 By William Morgan


carb challenges I don’t even like to
call them cheat days but this is kind of
what most people including myself use
them for when you’re on the ketogenic
diet once you’ve gone four or five or
six weeks you will probably be fat
adapted which means that you can have
like one meal or one thing that’s really
high in carbohydrates as a cheat or a
carb challenge or a carb refeed and I’ve
actually found that it kind of helps my
mood it helps me I don’t know if it’s
the reason why I’m still like a year
later doing great on keto is about once
a month I have a carb challenge so carb
challenge is there something you can do
once you’re fat adapted it can help you
know that you feel good on keto it can
kind of take away the social social
restrictions for being on keto like if
you’re going to a rehearsal dinner for
your best friend’s wedding or you’re
going to someone’s 50th birthday party
and you’d like to participate in the
meal without having special
accommodations or if you’re just PMSing
and want Ben and Jerry’s really bad this
is a good it’s good just do it
strategically and that’s what it can be
called a carb refeed and this is
something that people can even use to
break a stall and it sounds
counterintuitive like usually after a
carb refeed or a cheat meal you’re weight
go up but then sometimes it’ll just like
I don’t know if it messes with your
hormones or what it does but then your
weight will fall way back down once
you’re back on keto and back eating how
you normally were so just kind of a way
to metabolically shake things up and if
you think of like in traditional
cultures probably people were on keto
for most of the winter like fall winter
spring and then like when that summer
fruit hits it’s probably pretty natural
for us to go in cycles of sometimes
being carb burners where if you’re
eating like fresh fruit a couple
servings a day you’re not going to be in
ketosis that’s over most people’s limit
of what will keep them in ketosis but
the fruits there and so I think that
probably our natural state is to
occasionally reintroduce carbs a little
bit and you’re just gonna have to try it
and see how this feels for you if you’re
someone that can’t stick to just one
meal and you’re very black and white
you’re probably gonna have a hard time
with this if this is something that you
can like maybe make rules around which
what I do is I won’t do this unless I’m
PMSing or it’s a special event and those
are just like my rules that I have for
myself
to not be like oh well this will be a
cheat meal or that’ll be a cheat meal I
would recommend not doing them more than
three weeks like together so you’ll just
really want to use your symptom tracker
and track your symptoms but know that
you don’t have to be on keto for years
with absolutely no cheats whatsoever
most of you guys will be able to do this
once a month but if you’re finding that
it’s once a weekend or once a day and
then that’s no longer the ketogenic diet
and you’re not going to be getting the
benefits from it so I just wanted to
talk about carb refeed cheat meals
whatever you want to call them I
encourage you to just kind of give it a
try see how you feel and see what works
for you thanks for joining me I’ll see
you back soon