Why Cheating Doesn't Get You Ahead

I'm sure everyone has heard of having "cheat days", or days that you diverge from whatever diet or way of eating you follow most of the time in order to enjoy some not-so-healthy foods. The problem with calling it a "cheat"day or meal is that cheating implies getting an unfair advantage. For example, if you cheat on a test, you are most likely doing so in order to get a better score. If you "cheat" on your diet, you aren't getting any advantages from that, and in fact are doing more harm than good.

I'm not saying you have to eat perfectly all the time or follow our prescription of eating meat, fish, vegetables, nuts & seeds. Some fruit, little starch and no sugar. But that if you decide to go off-plan for an entire day or weekend, you are probably setting yourself way back from whatever goals you may be trying to reach.

Here is a very interesting article from about not bullshitting yourself that having a cheat day here or there is fine. And tips for how to eat mindfully so we don't feel the need to "cheat". Maybe just enjoy a nice "treat" here or there.

Wednesday's Training: CrossFit + Get Toned

For Time:


400m Run

Walking Lunges with Plate Overhead (45/25)

Box Jumps (24/20)