This will probably be the best news you’ll read today. A study from the Journal of Consumer Psychology showed that having a cheat day increases your morale and willpower, giving you the determination to stick to your diet plans. In the study, they observed one group with cheat days and one without. At the end of the two-week study it was observed that on average, both groups lost the same amount of weight. So technically, depriving yourself of that double chocolate fudge sundae you’ve been thinking about for days isn’t really helping you with your weight loss.
Well, kinda, right? Just don’t go crazy and keep cheat days to a minimum.
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