The cheat meal

We have watched the Cheat Meal rise to popularity in dieting culture over the last few years, and it is easy to see why. It’s the perfect compromise of a scheduled weekly indulgence to reward your resolve, which also brings along all the proven health and diet benefits, such as increasing the production of the anti-starvation hormone, or temporarily boosting metabolism.

Due to the rise of Instagram food culture, dieters or the otherwise health-conscious can tend to feel left-out of the discussion around sharing their meals on social media. Their diets may feel like a punishment, as opposed to a positive lifestyle choice. The cheat meal is a perfect solution to the problem, allowing dieters to share their occasional meals and take pride in not only their health choices, but also the food they indulge in. We have seen this take off online, with the rise of the hashtags #cheatday and #cheatmeal.

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There is one exception of the cheat meal however. The Keto diet, a low-carb, moderate protein & high fat diet, designed to cause the body to enter a state of ‘ketosis’, causing it to run on built-up fat reserves. If the body is given enough carbs during ketosis, it will resume production of glucose, meaning it isn’t possible to allow a cheat meal while on keto, unless it fits within the strict nutritional guidelines.

To meet the needs of our Keto friends, we offer our Lemon Slaw Lettuce Wrap, a Char-grilled Chicken Breast Fillet, wrapped in Cos Lettuce with melted aged tasty cheese, Tomato & Coleslaw, with our House Made Lemon Herb Mayo. We also offer a lettuce wrap substitute for any of our burgers, to eliminate the main source of carbs, the wheat bun.

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No matter what your diet is, whether it’s your cheat day, or you want to fit an indulgent meal into your keto lifestyle, you’ll find just what you need at Burgies

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