Debunking Diet Myths!

Jessica Dykes

The Cheater's Diet

What Claims Are Made?

Your body will still lose weight if you eat healthy five out of the seven days every week, and exercise at least twice a week.

The Dos and the Don'ts

Monday through Friday: eat half a plate of fruits and vegetables, one quarter plate of lean protein, and one quarter with whole grains three times a day. Eat two healthy snacks a day (stick to the designated serving sizes!) Drink plenty of water. Basically, stick strictly to proportions regarding the food pyramid.
Saturday and Sunday: eat pizza, ice cream, steak, or anything else your heart desires!

Why This Diet is Appealing

If you want to lose weight, this is the ultimate dream: getting to eat whatever you want and still lose weight. It seems easy until people realize they also have to undergo five "grueling" days a week dedicated to ONLY healthy items in moderation.

Ideal Weekly Meals

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How will my body lose weight if I'm still eating unhealthy?
A: When the body consumes food that may be harder to digest, the thyroid glands will be stimulated to release hormones that boost to metabolism rate. Therefore, eating junk over the weekend speeds up your system for the week as well.

WARNING: Long-Term Health Issues!

Due to the lack of scientific evidence to back up the claims of the Cheater's Diet, there is no guarantee of any weight loss. Also, if people indulge too much on the weekend, this may make for an increased speed of weight gain. This is not a recommended diet for long-term goals.