It is believed that after an incredible week of working out and eating right, a “cheat meal” is in your future. The problem? Most people believe this meal is for overindulging in your favorite treat: pizza, cupcakes, french fries, etc. The truth is, a cheat meal IS meant for your favorite treat. But, this meal must be the same portion size as you would regularly eat your “healthy” meals. Eating a large pizza to yourself is going to make it extremely hard to get back on track for the rest of the week. Although this relates mostly to the fitness gurus and body builders out there, the same rules apply! Matching energy output with energy input is the only way to keep reaching your goal without any set backs! Creating balanced every day habits seem to work much better than overindulging during a cheat meal once a week. Moderation of your favorite snacks is key whether you are looking to lose weight, build muscle, or simply maintain your current status.