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Stop Saying ‘Cheat Meal’ Please
by Paluna Santamaria
The team at Mash Elite has released many articles on mindset including visualization and healthy internal dialogue to improve your performance.
This article is a simple reminder of how important the above concepts are to succeed in the rest of your life including your nutrition. This is why having worked with so many people with issues around food the term cheat meal drives me up the wall.
Sure meal planning, prepping, hiring a coach, consistency, tracking, it all matters but when you use the term “cheat meal” you are already accepting that what you are doing is wrong.
Eating what you want is not wrong, eating as much as you want is not wrong. They are actions and actions have consequences. The only way to live a “guilt free” life and make progress is by educating yourself.
Today I invite you to change your vocabulary, to educate yourself and take action.
I will leave you with a quote from the great Robb Wolf:
“We don’t “cheat” on our food. We do not need a “healthy relationship” with our food. We simply need to understand that there are consequences to our food choices.”
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Paluna is a movement enthusiast by nature. As a child she participated in martial arts as well as being part of a swimming team for three years. Always an athlete she went on to play basketball for 4 consecutive years in high school as well as completing a Bachelor degree in Arts with a specialty in modern dance. She spent the years following graduation as a dancer and aerial performer. In 2005 she moved to Canada taking a break from performing to pursue a career in the fitness industry. She is now a certified Personal Trainer with additional training in Yoga, Pilates, Kettlebell, Pre/Post natal and Nutrition. Always curious about movement and looking for a challenge Paluna found weightlifting. She trained and competed under bulgarian legend Alex Varbanov from 2012-2016.