How to Avoid Overeating During a Cheat Meal - Page 2
How to Avoid Overeating During a Cheat Meal
First things first. You need two things to accomplish this:
- An apple (medium or large).
- A glass of water along with resources to refill that glass a few times.
I'm going to assume that your cheat meal is pizza. It can be any other fast food item, candy, ice cream or whatever it is that you prefer.
Step 1: About 15-20 minutes before you eat the pizza, eat your apple. If you're going to pick up the pizza yourself, then eating the apple in the car on the way there might be a good idea.
Step 2: Drink a full glass of water with each slice. Never, ever reach for another slice without finishing and refilling your glass of water.
If your cheat meal is something other than a pizza, then just replace "slice" with a portion that you imagine is similar in caloric value to a single slice of pizza.
If you're trying to lose weight and have a tendency to binge, but you still prefer to eat an unhealthy meal once per week, then this method can probably be useful to you.
I was sometimes able to eat an entire 15" pizza during my cheat meal. Using this method, I eat only 3 slices. Given that my 15" pizza is separated into 10 slices, then this way of eating has reduced my cheat meal volume by 70%!