I’ve been getting a lot of questions recently regarding Cheat Days, particularly about the use of alcohol.
Seems that a lot of folks are using Cheat Days as their weekly excuse to indulge not only in their favorite foods, but also a considerable amount of alcohol.
Bad idea (unfortunately, I know).
The entire purpose of the Cheat Day is to up-regulate leptin levels, reset metabolism, and create a hormonal environment conducive to fat burning.
Alcohol consumption pretty much cancels out ALL of those positive benefits. In fact, alcohol consumption has been shown to acutely LOWER leptin levels, which is in direct opposition to everything you are trying to accomplish with a Cheat Day.
In the end, Cheat Days + Alcohol = Fat GAIN. That ain’t pretty.
Now, does that mean that you can’t have a drink on your Cheat Day? No, but anything more than 2 drinks will begin to have a negative effect.
Basically, if you’re feeling the effects of the alcohol you consumed, you drank too much. I know, bummer.
But, you have goals, and in order to reach them it will require some level of sacrifice. Know that, embrace it, and move forward toward your goals.
Besides, we’ve already discussed how you can use full blown eat-whatever-you-want Cheat Days to accelerate your fat loss, so it really isn’t that bad
That being said, if alcohol is more important than your fat loss goals, that is certainly a decision you’ll need to make. Just giving you the facts so you can make an educated decision.
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