Cheating within a diet plan involves giving yourself calculated, planned permission to temporarily break strict diet rules. Hence the terms cheat meals or cheat days.
And its been popular among fitness enthusiasts for a long time, but its now making its way into mainstream diet culture. Red flag.
Further reading: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cheat-meals
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