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Is Cheating Okay While On A Weight Loss Diet?

fitdadTVIs cheating okay when trying to lose weight?

Can you cheat or “reward” yourself on a weekly or daily basis?

What mentality leads to the biggest struggle when trying to get rid of stubborn fat and attaining that superhero body?

Check out the video below to discover a sneaky little concept that can be holding you back while trying to get fit.

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Have an awesome day!


P.S. – What do you think?  Did that concept make sense?  Are you guilty of it?  If so, what have you found helps you overcome it?  Let me know in the comments below.

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Ed Scow, also known as "The Fit Dad", likes long walks on the beach, snuggling, hand stand push-ups and pretending to work. He's also a fitness & nutrition expert, proud papa and husband to a smokin' hot wifey.

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Comments (5)

  • Alex

    great post thanks

    i don’t think that cheating is a big deal as long as it does not happen often. it is all about self control.

    • Ed Scow, aka 'The Fit Dad'

      Your last sentence says it all…”it’s all about self control.” The problem is most people don’t have much of it when it comes to cheating.

      Where people like you and me may be able to cheat on a daily basis – we know where to stop without it hindering our fitness levels and physiques. I can tell you, though with absolute certainty that we are the minority.

      Thanks Alex and have a great day!

  • Matt


    I think this comes down to personality type. Most people fall either into the all or nothing type or as yourself have suggested the just a little type. I myself am an all or nothing type, its part of my addictive personality. I find it very hard to only have a small bit of something (such a only one cookie out of the jar).

    For this reason I tend to avoid cheating as much as possible (especially during the week) and plan in a treat such as some apple pie for the weekend. This way my family all tuck in and theres none left for me to have seconds.

    • Ed Scow, aka 'The Fit Dad'

      Hey Matt!

      Thanks for adding to the conversation with what works for you. It’s awesome that you know that about yourself and are able to stick with it. One of the problems is that people don’t take the time to discover anything about their personalities and that’s why so many yo-yo diet and get stuck in ruts.

      Keep up the awesome work!


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