What is refeeding and how is it better than cheat days?
Sticking to a diet is no easy task. Be it losing weight, or getting fitter, toning and sculpting your body means you have to ditch certain foods and follow a restrictive, wholesome diet, only allowing yourself the luxury of a cheat meal (or a cheat day) between your strict regime. However, for some, the idea of cheating on a diet can be problematic, considering that there is a big possibility of overdoing or reversing all the goals you have worked towards.
Hence, for a lot of fitness enthusiasts, what works better than the concept of a cheat meal is the idea of refeeding the body. Some experts and nutritionists also say that refeeding also helps accelerate fat loss and help you get the body you desire in a faster and more efficient manner. Confused? We tell you what it is and what you have to do about it
What is refeeding?
Refeeding is not a new concept for those who train or workout religiously. What makes it a more sustainable choice than cheating on a diet is the nutrient it focusses on- carbs, exclusively.
While cheat days or cheat meals can allow you to gorge on and treat yourself any food item you deem fit, refeeding helps the body get accustomed to one macronutrient which is either eliminated or reduced in diet plans.