After reading this, I’m sure you’ll have pizza for dinner. It has been proven that eating pizza could actually help you make your goal weight.
OK, OK, so it’s not like pizza has all of a sudden become more healthy. But, a recent study did prove that those who allowed themselves a day of indulgence while dieting were more likely to stick to their diets long term.
According to Men’s Health, the study proved that after two weeks of dieting, the participants who had eaten whatever they wanted on Sundays were more motivated to keep up their diet plan throughout the week.
This proves that a little indulgence never hurt anybody. Plus, it gives you something to look forward to throughout the week, dropping pounds all the while.
The idea of designating a specific day for your favourite not-so-healthy foods is an important one.
“The key is to plan ahead and designate a specific day for your rule-breaking,” study author Rita Coelho do Vale, Ph.D tells Men’s Health.
“That’s because giving in to a spur-of-the-moment doughnut can make you feel like you blew your diet—and might as well abandon it completely.”
There’s no denying that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is still going to take discipline and determination, but at least there’s light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak. Because you’ve always got that slice of pizza coming for you at the end of the week!