Now let’s see what the so-called cheat day is about. This term is used by professionals and amateurs alike. You can often hear athletes use this term during their weight loss programs. Cheating happens when you work out and eat healthy foods for 6 days and then let yourself relax and eat a meal full of junk foods. Some practice a cheat meal while others prefer a cheat day. Those who have tried this method of losing weight claim that cheating helps them enjoy their favorite snacks and drinks and, at the same time, boosts weight loss after the cheat day is over. In fact, cheating is not healthy at all and it is better to practice mindful eating rather than restricting calories first and then splurge on junk at the end of the week.