simplemost.com – Good news! Eating pizza could actually help you make your goal weight—so get ready to have a nice hot one delivered in about 45 minutes. I know what I’m having for dinner tonight!
OK, OK, so it’s not like pizza has all of a sudden become better for you to eat than, say, a salad. 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.
How It Works:
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 favorite 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 told Men’s Health. “That’s because giving in to a spur-of-the-moment donut can make you feel like you blew your diet—and might as well abandon it completely.”
Totally misleading headline had me completely excited to change my whole life around. In my kind I had already developed my plan: pizza Monday–Friday and a side of pizza on Saturday and Sunday. Alas, ”twas not to be. Dieting is still for the birds.