Cheat days important when cutting?

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  1. iCe

    iCe Active Member

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    Maybe i should restate the question. Is having cheat days more harm than good? I started cutting at the beginning of this year and cheated twice in the past 3 weeks. I felt really bad already. :noes: :hs:
     
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    Dont feel bad, 1 cheat day a week is a good way to kick up your metabolism, just make sure you arnt consuming anymore than 1000 calories over your cutting intake when you cheat.

    Right now Im trying to go a whole month without cheating and weighing myself, its so hard :hsd:

    EDIT: Also what do you consider to be a cheat? (EG. Fast food, cookies, or just more food in general)
     
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    Anything that is caloric densed like Chicago stuffed pizza. :hsd:
     
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    I stand corrected.
     
  5. jdog12

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    cheat meal every once in a while will keep me from goin crazy. sucks to open the cabinets at home and cookies, chips, and cheetos and having to hold myself back.
     
  6. M1k3y_all-in

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    i think yes at least once every 2 weeks or once a week for cheating days will probaly work out fine
     
  7. SteveO

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    it sure won't help your goals, but one meal or even 1 day for that matter won't kill you either

    go without it this week, and keep on pushing to go without it. Soon you will never need one
     
  8. SteveO

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    oh, so the only good foods are the processed shit?

    That's the problem with the world today, people need to learn some good ol' southern cookin (not that I'm a redneck or anything). Steak or some other lean portion of meat, baked potatoes, and some green beans every night of the week.
     
  9. Ilyusha

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    That's basically what a Russian style dinner consists of.. some sort of soup, some sort of meat, a starch (usually potatoes, prepared in a few different ways) and some veggies. Good shit..
     
  10. SteveO

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    yeah every now and then is no big deal, but from post I read you're talking about pop tarts and sodas every meal (actually Ceaze, but he seems dead serious about it)

    Only reason I stress strictness to some people is because when it does come time to cut (when the value of calories becomes very important) it's much easier and it's no change but a simple drop in a calories.
     
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    Unless you are planning on competing i wouldnt suggest a cheat meal. My usual intake is 250-275g. protein 80-100g carbs 20g. fats...during my cheat day i stay in the 150-200g protein 300+ carbs and 50+fats
     
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    hahahaha, I think that's the 5th time christophers has said this in this thread.
     
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    Yep. 5 times...

    Personally, I'm pretty obsessive/ compulsive to begin with. There are some foods I'll stay away from even on so called 'cheat days'. I love bbq chips and ice cream and find it easier to stay on my diet just by eliminating it altogether. Eating them even on cheat days, simply keeps me craving them.
     
  14. PurEvl

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    if you eat very clean for 5 days a week and rip it up on the weekend with food you like it will actually help keep your metabolism going. I have a cheat day once a week until 6 weeks out from a show. You hsould always have at least one meal a week and eat whatever you want, otherwise your gonna fail and binge eventually.
     
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    eating super clean all week is always easier for me. the weekends is when it falls apart.

    i'm never in the same place at the same time on the weekends so i forget to eat or whatever.
     
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    When you go to take a shit, does this come out?

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  17. the Rosswog

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    exactly my problem. breakfast on saturday morning (afternoon :rofl: ) is about all i can keep on track.

    all week at work i can eat perfect because i do the same thing and eat the same thing every day. when the weekend comes i dont eat as much, and i generally dont eat as well.
     
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    One of my friend's followed the atkins diet for like two years...
    he said he was taking a dump only once a week. Probably something like that I imagine...
     
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    illmatix Diamond Studded Member OT Supporter

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    :werd: I tried a diet like that once. My dumper was in dire straights. :eek4d:
     
  20. Socrates

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    Oh thank god. I am ordering a large Philly Cheese Steak (PROTEIN!!$@$#@) pizza from Dominoes and eating the whole fucking thing. Not eating the crust though.
     
  21. SteveO

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    the crust is the best part
     
  22. ACURA TL-S

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    :werd: The main reason for a cheat meal is so I don't shoot myself in the face during cutting.
     
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    Andddd I just finished my entire large pizza (minus the crust). Anyone know about how many calories are in a large pizza?
     
  24. Ilyusha

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    More than you can afford, pal.
     
  25. Filmboy44

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    I cheat now once every 10 days....and believe me its a fuckin' cheat day!!! :eek3:
     
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