A clean diet is great, but nobody¡¯s perfect. Sometimes you just have to treat yourself.
Giving in to food temptation every once in a while isn¡¯t just fine¡ªit¡¯s actually good for you. One study in the Journal of Consumer Psychology put volunteers on diet plans of 10,500 calories a week. For one group, that meant 1,500 calories every day, but the other ate 1,300 six days a week, leaving wiggle room for a cheat day on Sunday. Both groups had similar weight loss, but the ones who could pig out on the weekend had stronger motivation and better moods.via fitnessgoals.com
Still, don¡¯t let every day become a ¡°cheat day¡± or go overboard when you do indulge. To help keep your weight in check, fitnessgoals.com created an infographic showing how to work off a cheat meal. So if you are thinking of supersizing your fries, you¡¯ll know how long it would take to burn off those calories.