Cheat Meals while going Keto: Yay or Nay?

Everyone thinks about Cheat meals when they follow any diet and there is no exception when it comes to Ketogenic Diet.

Since Ketogenic Diet is stricter than other low carb diets; it is tempting to go for cheat meals.

Let’s discuss the side effects of cheat meals while you are on a Keto Diet and whether it is worth to have cheat meals or not.

1.    Weight Gain

Cheat meals lead to immediate weight gain because carbs put your body back to fat storing mode.

2.    Cravings

Cheat Meals means inviting hunger and cravings back to your life. If you have given up on carbs for a while you know that Carbs make you hungry.

3.    Keto Flu

When you go from following a strict keto diet to having cheat meals; you might experience symptoms of Keto Flu-like Fatigue, headaches, low energy, headaches, and bloating.

4.    Blood Sugar Spikes

Keto Diet is great for stabilizing blood glucose. If you are suffering from type 2 diabetes and following a keto diet; a cheat meal would be a bad idea. When you eat carbs, your blood sugar can spike to high levels, possibly even dangerous levels.

The bottom line is:  “It’s up to you whether you want to make cheat meals a part of your Ketogenic Diet. Also, understand the consequences before going for cheat Meals and what it will take to get back into ketosis afterwards”.

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