The stories I am told by people who cheat, and say, “That wasn’t a big deal.” It is! 4 to 6 Mountain Dews in an afternoon. 7 beers in 45 minutes. A whole cake. A slab of ribs, ice cream and sodas, with all the sides in one meal. A bag of cookies. A pound of bacon. (no it wasn’t me…but I’ve been tempted). You see when people cheat, they really cheat. When Kimberley and I cheat, it normally means something different, like the Italian meatloaf I made last weekend. It doesn’t mean a ton of sugar or trash foods. Yes we have ice cream very occasionally, but Kimberley makes it from scratch and with fresh fruit and other ingredients.
The study listed below talks about even five days of poor eating habits will slow your metabolism down. And with the holidays around the corner, that will be 6 weeks of poor eating from thanksgiving to New Years. Read the study and make healthy changes.
A 2015 study in Obesity found that after only 5 days, healthy males who ate a high fat diet had altered metabolism and muscle signaling. This study suggests even going 5 days, http://www.foodnavigator.com/Science/Junk-foods-start-to-impact-metabolism-after-just-five-days-warn-researchers?nocount, with an unhealthy, high fat diet can affect your body’s metabolism in a negative way. Long term unhealthy eating habits can increase risk for weight gain, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, but this study has shown short term unhealthy eating can impact the body.
What does this mean in general for you? Well if you are not over weight, have medical issues and are already fit, the occasional cheat meal or day will not make you gain weight, but just slow your metabolism down for a short time. But if you are overweight, have medical conditions or are unfit, it will prevent you from losing weight, slow your metabolism and increase your risks for medical issues.
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