After losing a whopping 50 lbs and finally achieving deep ketosis through my rigorous daily keto and OMAD fasting routine, I was feeling like a brand new person. I was fit, healthy, and confident, and I couldn’t wait to see what the future held.
But then, on Christmas Eve, my wife and I decided to throw caution to the wind and have a full-on cheat period. We figured, what’s the harm in indulging just this once? Little did we know, the harm was going to be significant.
First, we went all out with chili nachos and hamburgers for dinner. Then, on Christmas morning, we decided to keep the party going with orange juice, cinnamon buns, and a variety of berries. As if that wasn’t enough, we followed it up with a huge Christmas feast featuring smashed potatoes, stuffing, roast turkey, asparagus, cranberry sauce, and a heaping serving of Kraft macaroni and cheese.
But we weren’t done yet. Oh no, we decided to top off the day with a trip to a fancy Syrian cafe, where we indulged in baklava, chocolate cake, macaroons, and lattes. Talk about a food coma waiting to happen.
Well, as it turns out, all of that indulgence was a big mistake. I lost my hard-earned ketosis for a full 10 days and gained a whopping 5 lbs of fluid weight. And to make matters worse, it took me another 10 days to lose that weight. Talk about a rollercoaster of a ride.
In the end, I learned that cheat days are not worth it, no matter how tempting they may be. The progress I had made was too valuable to throw away for a brief moment of indulgence. So, lesson learned, I’ll be sticking to my healthy habits from now on. No more cheat days for me!