It is not about sprinting to the finish line, then “maintaining” after that.
When have you ever seen someone do an all out sprint, then just maintain after that… They are damn tired and exhausted. Why do you think dieting Is any different?
Honestly, chances are, if you need a “cheat day”, your diet is too restrictive to stick to long term anyway.
Listen, A. you should be able to work your certain foods into your diet plan.
B. Diet breaks and or refeeds can and SHOULD be used within a fat loss plan.
Why? Because that is what sustainability is. You are not going to diet for the rest of your life are you (at least I hope not)?
They can help lead to long term SUSTAINABLE ways to eat healthy.
Give the podcast a listen, and if you need help with your plan, feel free to reach out to me, would be happy to help.