Cheat Meals: Friend or Foe

Cheat Meals: Friend or Foe

The new year is all about a fresh start. #NewYearNewMe floods social media in the beginning of January and all of the hype around setting new goals, forming new habits and practicing new lifestyles is contagious. However, the momentum tends to slow down as February moves into full swing.

Whether you have been smashing your 2020 goals or have made some adjustments to the list of resolutions, there is one thing to keep in mind when working to better yourself -- moderation. Moderation gets a bad rep. Often, it is viewed as a weakness or lack of commitment. This way of thinking is toxic to sustainable personal growth and a catalyst to the deprivation of freedom. Moderation is not a sign of weakness, but is symbolic of long-term thinking and heightened self-awareness.

Enjoying a cheat meal does not suggest weakness, rather it demonstrates a sensible reaction to a craving. Drinking a beer or a glass of wine occasionally is not defiant, but a reminder that socializing and distressing are as imperative to your heath as hydration. And eating that slice of birthday cake is not destructive to your health, but courteous to your sweet tooth that is more neglected than not. Cheats keep our mind and bodies in check.

While we savor every one of these “prohibited” moments, we simultaneously utilize them to hone back in on the very resolutions that saturated our January. Do not view a bad meal or a fun beverage as a source of guilt, instead, prepare for these experiences. Indulge™ is a nutrition supplement offered by Leverage Nutrition and is a product unlike any other. It includes a patented carb controller that has been clinically proven to reduce the digestion and absorption of starches by up to 66%. Taking Indulge™ before any carb-heavy cheat meal will prevent the absorption of starchy carbohydrates by the body, meaning they will not turn into fat. Indulge with Indulge™ and put those resolutions back into focus.

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