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Does Cheating Give You An Advantage?

For months I have been reading about cheating and how great the benefits can be.  Would cheating really give me the advantage I was looking for?  For most of my life I have been a “by the book” kind of guy.

Don’t get me wrong I am competitive, very competitive.  I like being competitve. Let’s be honest I like to win and  hate to lose. In the past cheating was never an option for me.  I always just tried to outwork everyone to make sure that I got the maximum results.  But even working hard didn’t always insure that I ended up on top. Maybe, just maybe, this time I should cheat and see if it gives me an additional advantage.

Last week I decided to take the plunge and start cheating.  Primarily as a test.  I wanted to see if I would be more successful if I cheated. How I would feel when I cheated.  Would it be invigorating? Or would I feel guilty? If it really meshed with my beliefs and whether it would help other people be successful.

See I always want to make sure something works and will help others be more successful before I start teaching them that it’s the way.  I am my own guinea pig.  If I like it then I will promote it and share it with others.

Ok. Ok. The cheating I am talking about is nutritional cheating.  It was introduced by the creators of “Body for Life.” The original idea was eat a strict diet six days a week and take one day off.  I am starting my testing on cheating with a program called Xtreme Fat Loss Diet.

XFLD claims in order to get maximum results from a weight loss program you need to keep leptin levels high.  Leptin is a hormone that is found in your fat cells.  It is released to communicate with your mind that you are full, inhibiting appetite.  Levels of Leptin are directly related to the amount of fat you have in your body. The more fat the higher the levels of Leptin. The less the lower the levels of Leptin.  But as soon as you start dieting leptin levels have been proven to decrease quickly. The lower the leptin levels the hungrier you are.  Lack of Leptin may even decrease your metabolism.

Joel Marion, the Creator of  XFLD claims, While trying to lose weight you can be in calorie restriction for a period of time, but then need to spend a day overfeeding your body.  The overfeeding would be your cheat day. The one day of cheating is supposed to raise your Leptin levels closer to normal and allow you to keep your hunger levels down and your metabolism up.  After the cheat day you would have four or five days before your Leptin levels decreased again.

The reason I am willing to test this theory is because I am convinced that the weight loss phase is hard mentally and physically and you should get to our goal shape as quickly as possible.  Once there you should commit to the process of learning how to maintain your ideal shape.  As well as creating the habits that will keep you there.  If you could shorten the process of losing the weight and keep your metabolism as high as possible it would be ideal.  The problem with most programs (HCG, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig) is that you are in a calorie deficit for long periods of time and aren’t addressing the driving force of your metabolism which is lean muscle mass.

I haven’t come to any conclusions up to this point, but will keep you up-to-date on any further developments in regards to my thinking on cheating. If you would like to test it out yourself and give our readers your feedback <a href=”http://ef70cnz7jaiuasfmnxz9sf3n7o.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=J6GYFP1B” target=”_top”>Click Here!</a>.

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6 Comments

  1. Rodney Pierce

    I was just curious if you could comment back on this? Did you stick to it? Its been some time now since you started to “cheat”. Im currently stuck at a plateau only a week into my diet. Been stuck here for the last 3 days, not dropped a single pound. I lost 11 the first week. Thinking a cheat day is in order to get my leptin levels back up.

    1. Skyler Meine
      Skyler Meine

      The more testing I have done and the more research the more I am convinced that a cheat day is vital to consistently losing weight. It is also makes the process a lot more manageable because you aren’t constantly fighting the craving/hunger battle.

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