Alright… it’s saturday already. You’ve done well during the week, probable eaten way less than you’ve burned. Things are going well, the scale is going down.
But somehow you manage to ruin all of it in one night. You decide you’re going to have pizza as your cheat meal. Then you eat almost an entire 16 inch pizza by yourself!
But you don’t stop there. You drink some coca cola with it, and then you have ice cream later in the evening as a dessert.
Congratulations. You’ve just ruined a week’s worth of dieting in one sitting.
I know I’ve done this multiple times myself when trying to cut off some body fat.
I’ve eaten 5000 calories in one sitting, that’s like two days worth of calories in ONE HUGE MEAL.
Maybe you’re not as bad as me, but still find yourself way overeating when you have your glorious cheat meal.
You’re in for some good news.. I have found a method on how to eat pizza and still lose weight.
This can also be applied to other sorts of cheat meals.
How to eat pizza and still lose weight
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As with most other good things in life, it’s simple.
What you need is:
- An apple. A medium or large apple will do.
- A glass of water. A decent sized glass, not too small, not too big. Resources to refill that glass are required as well.
Alright, so this is a two-step process. If that doesn’t work, I’ve outlined a third bonus step.
Step 1: About 15-20 minutes before eating the pizza, eat your medium or large apple. I like to do this in the car on my way to pick up the pizza (shh… don’t tell the cops I’m DAE – “Driving And Eating”).
Step 2: Drink an entire glass of water with each slice of pizza. Put one slice on your plate at a time, and NEVER, EVER reach for another slice without finishing and refilling your glass of water.
Simple, right? Just try it.. this stuff really works.
But just in case it doesn’t, here comes the bonus step:
Bonus Step: When you’re eating your first slice, only eat half of it (and drink a half glass of water). Then, go stand up and do something for about 3-5 minutes. For example go and empty the dishwasher or take out the trash. When you’re done, sit back down and continue eating your pizza as described in Step 2.
The results? You will most likely eat WAY less and still feel just as full.
A basic pizza dinner with the family would usually involve me eating 6 slices of a large pizza and 3 breadsticks. When doing it this way, I eat 3 slices and 1 breadstick and I still feel absolutely stuffed.
Actually, I feel pretty much full after doing Step 1 (the apple) and the Bonus Step (eating half a slice + water and waiting 3-5 minutes). I just feel that I should finish the three slices because after all it is my “cheat meal”.
If you want to lose fat, but still have that glorious cheat meal every now and then, then this method will help you not to overeat.
You can also apply this to other cheat meals, such as burgers, cakes and fried chicken.
Do you know any special tricks to reduce appetite and prevent overeating? Please say so in the comments section below.