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A 18-year-old female asked:

Is it necessary to have a cheat day during diet ?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Not necessary: While it is not necessary, occasionally allowing yourself to have controlled portions of foods that you are not eating can be helpful. However, the best "diet" is to change your lifestyle because most diets tend to fail after you go back to your old habits. Eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, lean protein and healthy fats to lose weight and keep it off. Exercise regularly.Talk to a nutritionist.

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A 23-year-old male asked:

How effective is a slow carb diet with a cheat day?

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Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayesanswered
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
It depends: It depends on how much you "cheat" on your cheat day. The important part is to think not like something you will do for a period of time and then you can stop. The changes you made to your diet have to be permanent in order to maintain the weight loss. If you are thinking about the day you are going to stop eating healthy food, you have already lost the battle.

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