A cheat day; it’s the day that dieting individuals all over the world look forward to eating anything and everything, without any restrictions. But as tasty as a cheat meal can be, it can come with a price. If your cheat meal is a portion of fish and chips from the chippy, that can equate to almost 900 calories and 50 grams of fat in just one meal. Taking into account that on average we should be eating 2000 calories and between 44-70 grams of fat per day this is a high price to pay. For the average person to burn off this one meal you would have to run on a treadmill at 6mph for roughly 1 and a half hours. Everyone should have a cheat meal, and that’s meal not day, but you have to keep in mind what you are currently training for and those goals you set just a few weeks ago. Look for healthier alternatives, if you have to eat out, check the menu online before you go to the restaurant or even just cook up something a little different at home. My favourite at the moment is chicken pizzas! And no, this isn’t a Dominos it’s a chicken breast base flattened with tomato puree, a small amount of cheese and whatever other toppings you like! Try it and let me know what you think. Just remember before you tuck into that next cheat meal think on how much harder you will have to work the following days to recover from it!