Cheery Churros Mooloolaba: The Ultimate Cheat Day Venue

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Shhhhh! Did you hear that? I have a secret, something that you probably never heard of. The best cheat meal venue any committed athlete could wish for is just around the corner.

Introducing Cheery Churros!

Feast your eyes on endless amounts of mouth-watering sweets. If you’re a strict dieter who doesn’t IMG_6284allow cheat days in your diet, then you shouldn’t read any further because this will be torture.

However, for flexible dieters and people who have the unreliable discipline, I guarantee this will make you wish your cheat day was tomorrow.

I wasn’t convinced about a cheat day for myself as I am only six weeks into my new carb cycling diet, but I started to feel flat, and my body wasn’t enjoying the workouts anymore. I needed to weigh up the importance of shocking my metabolism or continuing training, but not to the best of my ability.

The cheat day had won, and I probably ended up consuming about 4000 calories in 1.5 hours. The morning after my abs were still visible, and I felt revived! I made the right decision.

IMG_6288Cheery Churros was an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. The owners were friendly and encouraging and didn’t judge on the amount of food that was ordered.

A total of $58.00 was spent. What was ordered? Well –

  • 2 American style hotdogs
  • 1 Pig sandwich
  • 1 serving of cheesy fries
  • 7 deep fried Oreos
  • 1 deep fried Mars Bar
  • 1 churro pizza with the lot
  • 2 gluten free doughnut

Unbelievable prices, great tasting products and the friendly service made my first cheat day one to remember.IMG_6287-1

Come down to 14 River Esplanade Mooloolaba to experience the wonderful flavours of America. I
guarantee you won’t taste a better hotdog than the American styled ones at Cheery Churros and don’t even get me started on the deep fried Mars Bars…

I don’t know about you, but those photos just made me hungry.

Don’t be lazy and spend your cheat day buying from your local supermarket. Get creative and feel satisfied!

Healthy vs Unhealthy Eating

Lianna Speers

Before contemplating about a healthy lifestyle, it never once crossed my mind that being healthy was actually a thing. I was reading about shortcut workouts in the Women’s Health Magazine and decided to become fit and aim to look like those girls. So, I said goodbye to my Nutella and welcomed carrots into my new lifestyle. I’ll let you in on a little secret though – I didn’t even know how to read the back of a food label.

(Photo credit: Charlotte Astrid, Flickr)
(Photo credit: Charlotte Astrid, Flickr)

I’d say the media plays a large part in what influences people to change their body shapes. Magazines especially, because they write features on the ‘ideal’ body shape, but also claim we should love the body we’re born in. It’s even worse when you’re browsing the Internet and suddenly an advertisement pops up saying ‘Lose 10 kilo’s in 10 weeks’. It’s like realisation just slapped you in the face, metaphorically of course.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics claims in 2011-12, 63.4% of people aged over 18 years old were obese.

So, the world clearly recognises the rise in obesity, but why is it cheaper to buy a Big Mac at 493 calories, than buying 200g of chicken breast at 209 calories?

Are you confused? Because, I am too …

I never followed a shopping list, I would carelessly throw anything and everything into the trolley. Suddenly I would have plastic bags full of high carb foods and then wonder why I was putting on weight? If you’re in the same basket of berries, then I suggest buying fresh fruits and vegetables.

(Photo credit: Kate Ter Haar, Flickr)
(Photo credit: Kate Ter Haar, Flickr)

After my decision to change my lifestyle, I was shocked at the increase of expenses. Why is it more expensive to be healthy? What a contradiction.

I’ll be honest again, I am a calorie counter, but downloading Easy Diet Diary from the App Store has helped my journey significantly. The App Store is an easy way to obtain fitness programs and advice. But remember, you can’t claim a better body until you actually use the apps, ha-ha.

Another idea to consider is following people you admire. I follow Nikki Blackketter and Pamela the founder of Skinny Bunny on Instagram. These influential women showed me a healthier lifestyle is a better option, but sadly not the cheapest.