• Juliana Vigorito

Yes, You CAN Eat Cake On A Diet

I'm sure we all have felt guilty indulging in a giant piece of cake and then trying to make ourselves feel better by stating "okay this is the last time, my diet starts tomorrow" because let me tell you how many times I have been there hahaha. For starters, it was just my birthday weekend and I can't even count how many times I had dessert... and no, not just at night in the morning too!! I always feel so bad after I take a bite of something sweet and I don't think I'm the only one who feels this way either. However, at the end of the day we can eat whatever we want if thats what makes us feel good TBH. Diet or no diet, love yourself and your body period. 

Anyway, I was going to create a workout routine and incorporate how to hit the gym after you eat some cake, but then I thought about how thats not the message I want to protray. We all have a cheat day here and there, but you should never shame yourself for what you eat, even if it's sweets everyday. A healthy body isn't just physical, it is mental too. Since I usually promote how working out is important to being healthy, I feel it's time to also talk about how it is also important mentally. 

Step one, stop thinking about what your eating and shaming yourself for it whether it is verbally or mentally. It is time to stop feeling guilty because you're aloud to eat anything you want so be happy! If you are trying to stick to a workout routine or meal plan LISTEN UP. I did some research and actually found out that you can be lean and still eat cake at the same time! ( um hello happiest day of my life). When you're trying to lose weight, the worst thing you can do is ban all indulgences, which creates a feeling of withdrawal. This mentality makes it harder to stick to your diet. Instead, you should allow yourself to satisfy your cravings in controlled portions. Research from University of Alabama found that "when overweight women ate small desserts four times a week, they lost 9 more pounds than those who enjoyed a larger splurge whenever they wanted" (Bernstein). When your on a diet, 10 to 20 percent of your calories can be directed towards a little treat. The key is watching the portion size. So yes, you can eat cake on a diet people. Enjoy it!!! Learn your limits and understand your triggers. Build a system that helps you succeed while still enjoying the foods that you love. It will help you mentally and physically in the long run. 


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