Cheating: an effective way to deceive excess weight27.07.2022
Let’s compare the cheating nutrition system with the basic scheme of one of the low-calorie diets. It includes 3-4 protein meals, 500 g of vegetables and fruits, 1 side dish of cereals, pasta, potatoes or pastries (breakfast only, choice), 3 fermented milk products and a serving of soup. The list is delightful, isn’t it?
And at the same time, the calorie content of this set does not exceed 1500 kcal and replenishes the body’s daily need for basic nutrients. Such a nutrition system is quite comfortable, which allows you to follow it for many weeks and even months, and forms the correct eating behavior. What can not be said about the cheating system. Needless to say, a complete scam. Firstly, it is not clear what cheating adherents eat on the rest of the days, but it is clear that this food is not suitable for them, as it legalizes and justifies regular breakdowns. If the chosen nutrition system is burdensome, then this diet is “not yours”, do not exhaust yourself!
The cheating system is like a swing – we lose weight for 4-5 days, we bring ourselves to a breakdown with a carbohydrate-fat “load”, then we get rid of its consequences for 4-5 days. Wouldn’t it be easier to distribute all these carbohydrates throughout the week in one serving in the morning in addition to breakfast or as a snack 2-3 hours after breakfast? In such quantities, these calories will not be superfluous and will allow you to do without the eagerly awaited “load”.
In my opinion, the cheating system is an example of an eating disorder. Self-deception to justify the inevitable breakdowns, so as not to be weighed down by guilt. Such nutrition undermines health in general and the digestive system in particular.
Natalya Fadeeva, nutritionist, endocrinologist, Ph.D.: “There is a rational grain in this idea, but a better solution can be found”