Is it Worth it to Take a Cheat Day on Keto?

Is it Worth it to Take a Cheat Day on Keto?

There’s no denying it—keto can be hard to follow due to its restrictive nature (goodbye carbs!), and it’s even more challenging during special occasions, such as birthdays and holiday gatherings. And that’s why it can be tempting to take a “cheat day,” where you can go beyond your daily carbohydrate budget—which is often around 25 grams of net carbs or so—to enjoy your favorite foods, such as cake, mac n’ cheese, and pizza. But is it really worth it to go heavy on the carbs and fall out of ketosis? Sure, you can say no and whip up a keto friendly pizza instead, but there are times where that food is more special than others, like Thanksgiving or Christmas, for example. Here’s what to know before lathering your turkey in gravy or sipping on spiked eggnog. looks tempting, but try to weigh the temporary fulfillment of a cheat meal with... Read More