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Cheating on Your Diet With Fast Food

Do You Reward Yourself With Fast Food?

It's important to eat healthily and exercise, but having a cheat day to eat anything you want can be an important strategy for maintaining your diet. Allowing yourself an off-diet reward can help motivate and encourage you to stick to your goals for the rest of the week, as well as keep you from caving in because you feel so deprived.

For many people, that reward is one of the much-maligned offerings at their favorite fast food joint. As full of fat, sodium, and calories as those burgers are, even super-fit celebrities can't resist: Katy Perry, who's currently training "like an Olympic athlete" for her upcoming tour, says she rewards herself with an In-N-Out burger on Sundays, and Heidi Klum likes to treat herself with a Big Mac, fries, and a Coke.

If you have a cheat day, do you reward yourself with fast food, or do you have another indulgence that takes the prize?

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amber512 amber512 6 years
Couldn't even if I wanted to. Rewarding myself with food isn't a good thing anyway, as it leads to just craving junk like crazy.
TheLittleMonster TheLittleMonster 6 years
If I want fast food, I will go out and get fast food. Luckily, I love working out and know that the foods I eat will determine the quality of my workout. Obsessing over avoiding certain foods isn't healthy either. If I give in to that french fry craving I get every few months, it's not a big deal.
Natalie-Love Natalie-Love 6 years
I think fast food like hamburger/ fries is disgusting. I do have a weakness for indian food,though, and the butter chicken the local restaurant makes is amazing. Once in awhile, I definitely indulge!
ticamorena ticamorena 6 years
i don't reward myself with food, period. i don't actually reward myself at all - i don't live a healthy lifestyle in order to get a pat on my back, but rather so that i can be healthy: stay strong, not get as sick, achieve balance, look my best and because it's simply the right thing to do.
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