Dieters have recently discovered the cheat meal. To understand the term cheatmeal, you need to translate it from English. Cheat — cheat, meal — food. Chitmil — fraudulent, fraudulent food, cunning. Such a deception of an organism that experiences certain limitations.
It was invented by sports doctors. The idea of a cheat meal is quite simple: the body, forced to follow a strict diet (often monotonous, which allows you to clearly control its calorie content and protein-carbohydrate composition) for a long time, adapts its metabolism to such a diet and is no longer capable of pronounced pre-start mobilization and a victorious finish spurt. But if you try to speed up the metabolism, then an outstanding record may not be long in coming. To do this, the athlete is allowed to eat a one-time portion of some product prohibited by a sports nutritionist some time before the start (usually a few days). For example, ice cream, a piece of fatty fried meat, cookies, jam — every athlete, coach and nutraceutical specialist has his own secrets about this. Moreover, for any athlete, a “fraudulent” product can be different, taking into account many individual characteristics.
One of the important components of cheat meals is psychological relief. A living person, forced to observe strict food restrictions for a long time, will like their one-time violation, especially for the most good purpose. This technique helps to relieve stress and, in some athletes, really increase metabolism, direct body weight in the right direction (decrease, increase, but not stabilization). All this depends on the level of metabolism in the body of a particular person, which is subject to repeated serious biochemical analyzes for, sometimes, several months, or even years. One cannot do without serious maximally individualized research in professional sports.
At an amateurish level, the cheat meal was introduced by nutritionists for non-athletes involved in weight loss. A person (usually a woman) subjecting the body to food restrictions for a long time inevitably falls into depression over time. In such cases, antidepressant medications are recommended. Or you can prescribe a cheat meal — a single violation of the diet once a month. How much such a “hit on the regimen” will help speed up metabolism can be determined using the studies of each individual patient. One should always hope for the best, but such a “breakdown” can set back a person who is losing weight many days ago. Not every person, by an effort of will, will be able to stop and use the “forbidden fruit” only once.
Most people are infinitely weak when they smell food as they walk down the street. They will go there, despite the prohibitions, having lost their inner self-control, because tasty and unhealthy food will bring him pleasure here and now. But the distant and, often, unattainable result in the form of weight loss may not come. If the diet is violated, after a short-term rise in the level of hormones of joy in the body, the mood and vitality will inevitably decrease in the future. Going off a strict diet is easy, and getting back on track will take a lot of effort.
Cheat meal should be used in the morning or afternoon, but not in the evening. After a cheat meal, physical activity is very useful, burning excess calories that have entered the body.
Of course, after fraudulent activities, the risk of exacerbation of chronic gastrointestinal ailments increases. Some doctors recommend for prevention to accompany chitmil with a single dose of drugs, antispasmodics, enzymes that reduce the acidity of gastric juice.
Not for all
You can see that the cheat meal is not shown with every diet. More often it is effective with a low-carbohydrate diet with a low calorie content. In general, every non-athlete “dieting” can try the cheat meal, no more than 1–2 times a month, of course, after consulting a nutritionist. No one can guarantee a positive result of a cheat meal, but it is quite possible for him to increase the motivation of losing weight.
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