Every now and then, it is okay to enjoy foods that may not necessarily fall within your diet plan. However, it is important that you don’t overindulge and ruin your progress. It’s also important to know what to expect following the extra calorie overload.
Water Weight – Because most “cheat meals” are full of sodium and carbohydrates, expect your body to retain more water. This means the scale will more than likely tick upward but before you get nervous, be assured that your weight will go back to normal within a day or 2 IF you get back to your usual diet.
Loss of appetite – Your hunger signals may be blurred because the extra calories you ate make you feel full.
Lack of energy – Too many carbs (many in the form of sugar), can cause a drastic increase in your blood sugar followed by a sharp decline. So if you eat lots of pasta and cheesecake, don’t expect to feel like a superhero afterwards.
Now that you know a few things to expect after a cheat meal, HERE are some tips on how to deal with water weight, loss of appetite and lack of energy.