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2. Cheat in moderation

A cheat meal should have a time limit, 30 to 60 minutes of eating whatever you like. That way the total amount of food you consume is limited by a factor other than your desire to eat.

This diffuses the refined carb- and sugar-induced trance which allows some of us to eat ridiculous amounts of food.

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3. Drink before you eat

Drinking a BIG glass of water before a cheat meal is another great way to naturally limit your food intake. You’ll feel full from the water, so you may well eat a bit less than you usually would.

Plus, drinking water should be on your ‘to-do’ list anyway, so drink up.