Do you have a healthy lifestyle? I try to eat well and exercise during the week, but Saturday is my ‘cheat day.’ This means that I allow myself to pig out and eat all the delicious treats I want when I’m out with my friends – pizza, pasta, chocolate cake, ice-cream – the sky is the limit! But on Sunday, I make sure to return to a healthy diet of vegetables and whole grains.
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When we think of pigs, we think of fat, greedy animals. Sorry, pigs!
And for this reason, to pig out means to eat lots of unhealthy food at one time or to binge eat.
Let’s look at a few examples of how to use this phrase naturally:
- This diet is never going to work if I keep pigging out on chocolate every three days!
- We sat in yesterday, watching movies and pigging out on pizza! It wasn’t very healthy, but it was a great night!
- I like this diet a lot. I have to have a liquid lunch every day, but I am allowed to pig out once a week on whatever I like!
So, there we are! Can you use this phrase in a sentence of your own? Let us know in the comments section below.
Let’s practice using today’s expression! Here are a few prompts to get you started.
- What sweet treats do you like to eat on your birthday?
- Do you use the holidays as an excuse to eat junk food?
- When you go out to dinner with your friends, do you tend to choose healthy or unhealthy options?
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