Great for some but bad for others who do it all the time.
A cheat day is where you eat a lot of junk food and go off your healthy eating plan. But if you do it too often it can be bad for you. And don’t turn these days into weeks or months,
For example a KFC Go bucket has 467 calories according to myfitnesspal and a lot of fat. They are just empty calories. There isn’t a lot of nutrition in there. People like it because of the sodium content.
Its the same with McDonalds or Hungry Jacks. The fried taste of the food stays in your mouth for a while leaving you longing for more. And more people have. They advertise these family buckets/value meals to make people go back for more. They are about $20-$25 each and include lots of sodium. In fact too much.
I am glad that the McDonalds on the corner of Flinders and Swanston st has now closed. I am also glad that the KFC and Hungry Jacks near RMIT has closed. But having said that there is a new 24 hr Hungry Jacks opened up right outside of the gym.
When I was younger I had McDonalds for 31 days in order to get the free Snoopy. And after a while eating fast food was not fun. I felt fat and frumpy.
In my early uni days I had more cheat days than I could imagine and yes I put on the weight. I ballooned all the way from a 44kg person to a 55kg fat person. Then I learnt my lesson of not having too many cheat days.
So in a nutshell, a cheat day can be good for you. Just don’t turn it into a cheat week!