Kourtney Kardashian diet includes cheat days during which she allows herself uncommon treats some wouldn’t find in their plan if they went to a dietitian for some advises.
Indeed, Kourtney Kardashian went on a Ketogenic diet, which about 75% calories supposedly come from protein. The aim of this diet, like most of the diets out there, is to lose weight.
And when it comes to restrict one’s diet, let’s face it, we all wait for those rewarding days also know as “Cheat Meal”.
So, if you don’t know a cheat day is, simply put, this is like a “break” in your weight loss diet where you are allowed to eat almost “whatever” you want.
The theory behind this reward-based diet strategy is that by allowing yourself brief periods of indulgence, you’ll be more likely to stick to your prescribed diet.
The second theory, more scientific this time, is that with lower levels of circulating leptin, the hunger homone, you’re more likely to overeat at best, and to binge eat at worst. Indeed, you don’t have enough of the hormone sending you signals that you’re satisfied and full. This may lead to regaining weight.
Searchers praising cheat meal strategy for weight loss further theorize that intermittent periods of higher-calorie foods will trick your hormone cycle into temporarily producing more leptin and prevent the desire for overeating.
Unfortunately, there is not enough evidence to back up this theory.
It’s still unclear how fluctuations in leptin levels associated with weight changes affect someone’s ability to control their eating behaviors and maintain weight loss. So, more research is needed to this day.
Now here’s the thing, when allowing yourself a cheat day or meal, it’s not open bar, you can’t pick up whatever you want. You have to stay healthy. So, even though the quantity is no object here, the quality matters. So, a rule of thumb is to stick to what type of food your regimen allows you to take in.
For instance, if you go Keto diet, you have to stick to meat, fish, eggs, veggies, and everything that’s not rich in carbs. Why? Because, the organism, deprived from sugar, will use ketones as a substitute. Those ketones are fat and protein based. Then, it takes about one to two weeks for the organism to adapt and activate this ketosis pathway.
So, if you ditch your Keto diet, even for one meal a week, you’re screwed since by the time you eat another cheat meal, you’re body won’t even have had the time trigger the ketosis pathway.
Now Kourtney Kardashian saying she’s allowing herself a cheat day every Sunday while on a cutting diet ok, but her saying eating junkie food while on a keto diet, I don’t buy it…
Here’s what she stated on Poosh.com: “I cheat twice a day with a little something sweet after lunch and dinner. But when I did the keto diet, I was very strict six days a week and my cheat day was on Sundays. I’d go to the farmers market before church and get a matcha latte and chocolate croissant from Alfred’s, and then after church, I’d head to Soho House for their buffet (all-you-can-eat waffles with butter and syrup). On my recent trip to Turks, we had a handful of junky foods, like Double Stuf Oreos and Cheetos for all of us to snack on.”
All in all, Kourtney does allow herself some treats once a week. But these really small portions. As she puts it “handful of” sweets.
Then, it is really well-thought-out, as she eats those treats at strategical moments: after a meal. Why, because eating sugar or any fast digesting carbs, will slow down the digestion and dissemination of those carbs in question in the bloodstream.
In other terms, doing so, she won’t have her organism synthesize body fats.
Well done Kourtney! 🙂