How bad is it to party on the weekend while trying to lose weight?

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Mugen92GS-R, Jun 13, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Mugen92GS-R

    Mugen92GS-R New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2003
    Messages:
    20,543
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm 24... currently 184lbs... I'd like to be at least 170 (a year ago I was 225). I've been keeping track of what I eat on fitday, riding my bicycle probably at least 4 days a week on varying terrain (some mountain biking, some road biking), just generally trying to get in shape... and it's working. Until Friday and Saturday come.

    Until I went out last night I had had about 1,000 cals... well 2 OJ&rum, 5 pbr's, a shot of tequila, and del taco (i know, i was really hammered :hs:) probably put me well over the 3k mark. Tonight is a dance party with free alcohol (I think it's sponsored by Bacardi, so free rum&coke)...

    Anyways, I guess what I'm saying is... I LOVE to go out and have a good time, but are two days like this (minus the del taco... that was a bad mistake and I hadn't had fast food in quite a while before that) going to kill my progress?

    If it just slows my progress slightly, I'll put up with it... but I'm generally having about a 750 cal deficit a day. Are two days a week of alcohol (mainly, beer) going to kill my diet?
     
  2. HorseDick

    HorseDick Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,586
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    FL
    It's always going to be somewhat of a setback. I'd keep it to once or twice a month...the extra calories once in awhile won't kill you but I'd avoid large amounts of alcohol.
     
  3. Jroc

    Jroc New Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2007
    Messages:
    3,998
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Palm Beach / Tulsa
    Just work it in, it would be the healthy way but if you know your going out drinking that night work out alil harder that day, eat less( untill before so you dont feel to hungover the next day). And instead of getting drinks do shots and keep soda out of the mixes.
     
  4. Jroc

    Jroc New Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2007
    Messages:
    3,998
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Palm Beach / Tulsa

    I want to party tonight. what are you doing? :love:
     
  5. HorseDick

    HorseDick Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,586
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    FL

    You.


    No seriously, I'm going to see Louis CK at the Improv at 10:30. Wanna cum? ;)
     
  6. Mike Hawk

    Mike Hawk OT Supporter

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    14,373
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    The SWAMP
    it slowed me down a good bit, but I went on huge binges. I've been clean now for 3 weeks and actually seeing changes. I've technically been cutting for 4 months now, this is the only time I've actually seen noticeable changes
     
  7. Jroc

    Jroc New Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2007
    Messages:
    3,998
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Palm Beach / Tulsa

    That actually sounds like a good idea. Ill let you know.
     
  8. DTR rex

    DTR rex New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    Messages:
    14,518
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chi-Town
    It can hurt you.

    You consumed over 1,000 cals in alcohol alone, and with the OJ and beer probably near 100g carbs.

    No one is saying you can't drink and have a good time and still be fitness orientated. Many dudes here are damn near alcoholics, lol. I spent the entire summer last summer drinking 6 times a week.

    The key is:

    1) Don't get hammered/shit faced. Not only because it's horrible for your body/muscles to get that drunk, but because it makes you more likely to binge eat that night.

    2) When you do drink, be smart about what you drink. Instead of OJ and Rum, just have some bacardi on the rocks with a lime. Or instead of some random mixed drink go with vodka on the rocks, or whiskey-diet gingerale, etc...

    You get the idea.
     
  9. Mass

    Mass Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2004
    Messages:
    8,749
    Likes Received:
    1
    or be classy and have a nice barolo or amarone
     
  10. smb is me

    smb is me New Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,754
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was getting moderately drunk every fri. and sat. with no binge eating involved. FOR ME, Cutting out the weekend drinking has made as much of a difference in my progress as getting my diet on track in the first place.

    But really, it depends on what your goals are. 12-13% while drinking on the weekend is not only doable, but should be pretty easy if you are eating intelligently.
     
  11. Patrick Bateman

    Patrick Bateman Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2002
    Messages:
    75,716
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    At the gym
    bacardi and diet coke and keep it to a minimum getting trashed is going to hinder any type of gains you want, period.

    do coke or GHB instead.
     
  12. BoypussY

    BoypussY game over.

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2000
    Messages:
    51,953
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    IN YOUR HEAD
    THE WHISTLE GOES WOOOOO WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
     
  13. Swiftie

    Swiftie not a troll account OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2004
    Messages:
    42,277
    Likes Received:
    1,785
    Location:
    OKC
    Do it for a while and see if it hurts your progress. If it does, then you'll know.
     
  14. Patrick Bateman

    Patrick Bateman Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2002
    Messages:
    75,716
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    At the gym
    oh, ok. :ugh:
     
  15. ACLdestroyer

    ACLdestroyer OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2003
    Messages:
    35,101
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Ya, What kinda of BBer in their right mind would use GHB?????

    :rofl:
     
  16. Shiftknob

    Shiftknob New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2004
    Messages:
    18,485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The State of South Florida
    i know of tons of bber fucks down here who play with ghb because of its effects.

    i dont , i :420: , no calories, and if im cutting it actually seems to supress hunger when im craving something. Only rarely do I drink these days..and then its not in stupid amounts like when I was 18 or something. Just a few good beers and some water with it.
     
  17. mandrew

    mandrew New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Messages:
    5,233
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    S.F.
    had 6 bud lites last night and that's almost 700 calories right there. not to mention whatever negative effects the alcohol will have on your gains like PB said. If i had really been trying to party i would have had like 3 times that much.
     
  18. Patrick Bateman

    Patrick Bateman Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2002
    Messages:
    75,716
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    At the gym
    that was sarcastic, right?


    GHB is nothing in bodybuilding. I hope youre kidding. Look up Vic Martinez and Chris Cormier and how much they like Ecstacy, now THATS something to be a *little surprised* over. GHB offers nothing but positives to ones physique. Releases growth hormone, provides rest like nothing else with its ability to get you into REM quicker and longer, etc etc etc etc.
     
  19. Mass

    Mass Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2004
    Messages:
    8,749
    Likes Received:
    1
    edit* here, just look below, self explanatory
     
  20. Mass

    Mass Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2004
    Messages:
    8,749
    Likes Received:
    1
  21. Spartan

    Spartan OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    14,579
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Joisey/CA
    cocaine is calorie-free
     
  22. Patrick Bateman

    Patrick Bateman Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2002
    Messages:
    75,716
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    At the gym
    Not really. Not more-so than alcohol. It was over the counter in the early 80's until fucking idiots starting putting it in girls drinks, it was never meant to be a date rape drug, it was a sleeping aid. go read about it.

    alcohol is worse than most illegal substances out there ten fold. stop listening to everything the degenerate media tells you.
     
  23. Ore

    Ore OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2006
    Messages:
    8,015
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Hamilton ON
    free fucking alcohol fuck it go nuts
     
  24. Swiftie

    Swiftie not a troll account OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2004
    Messages:
    42,277
    Likes Received:
    1,785
    Location:
    OKC
    You fucking roofie yourself? :bowrofl:
     
  25. Patrick Bateman

    Patrick Bateman Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2002
    Messages:
    75,716
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    At the gym
    Damn some of you are dense and definitely knew to bodybuilding.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page