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Can You Have a Cheat Day on Keto?

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  Published on March 29th, 2021
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  Last modified May 6th, 2023

Understandably, a lot of people feel like they deserve a cheat day on a ketogenic diet.A day where one can eat all the pizza, bread, and other carb-rich food they want as a reward for sticking to a well-formulated ketogenic diet.But here at ketogenic.com, we’re actually against that sort of behavior.Simply because it encourages binge eating as a reward mechanism, which is something that you really don’t want on any sort of diet.That being said, can you actually have “cheat days” on a ketogenic diet? Well, we actually did a study to find out just that. Keto WeekdaysWhen we took a group of people and had them undergo a strict ketogenic diet, Monday through Friday, while being able to eat whatever they wanted on their weekends, we found something very interesting.Individuals who went back to having a bunch of carbs on their weekend actually lost mass.But they ended up losing muscle mass, without losing any amount of fat mass.Why is that? We found that keeping a low insulin level while on ketosis helps accelerate fat loss, […]…

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