On todays show I talk about how to have… Cheat meals without consequence!
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How to have Cheat meals without consequence!
Links mentioned in the show
– The Get Better Project At-Home Workouts / Free 2 Weeks
The Perfect Cheat Meal
Ideally – You eat a really tight diet and workout hard all week long. Meaning that you have very high quality foods, hit your macros and calories, and complete 3-5 high intensity workouts.
In regular circumstances this is what we would require for someone to partake in a cheat meal (or cheat day).
Holiday Cheat Meals Happen – Here’s what to do
But, here’s what you have to understand, even if you don’t have a perfect week… you’re probably going to celebrate holiday’s (like the 4th of July) by eating a poor diet. And the worst possible thing you can do is think that because your week wasn’t great that you’re going to throw everything down the shitter. There’s no logical world that this every makes sense.
So, you have a big meal (or cheat day) coming up, here’s what you do to actually make it benefit you.
Pre Cheat Meal Workout
You can actually create an environment where a cheat meal/day will benefit you IF you have a hard, high intensity workout prior to the cheat meal.
In an ideal world, you do a full weight workout like something that I publish each week in the Get Better Project. But, let’s say that you don’t have any weights around, that should never stop you. Your body provides plenty of resistance for you to have a dynamite workout.
Here are a couple examples:
Zero Time Workout Option 1
20-30 burpees for time
Minimal Time Workout Option 2
1-3 rounds of leg blasters
20 air squats
20 jumping lunges
20 squat jumps
20-30 Mins Workout Option 3
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You could also do something like 10 sets of 10 100m sprints. Just make sure you’re 100% warmed up and used to sprinting before doing something like this.
The key is to really get into that muscular burn stage that will trigger your body to use the Cheat Meal food to rebuild muscle and restore muscle glycogen rather than store fat. It’s really amazing how well this strategy works.
You always have 5 mins to sneak into an unused bedroom, bathroom, or the yard. Yes, I’ve done 30 burpees in a non-public bathroom.
Completing leg blasters in the kitchen while cooking can easily happen. Just do a few squats/lunges between checking things.
Ask someone you trust to hold you accountable. An accountability partner can be super powerful.
Find a group (like the Get Better Project) that’s holding people accountable on holiday’s to do a good workout as a team.
Partners mentioned in this podcast
– The Get Better Project the online at-home fitness and coaching nutrition program that will get you in amazing shape from home!
– Metta designed for hard charging athletes and people that like to do more! Use code ALLAROUNDJOE for 10% off at DrinkMetta.com
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