how big of a problem is this
- 10-27-2010, 06:56 PM
- 10-27-2010, 07:00 PM
just consider it a cheat day, and get back to being strict tomorrow.
if you've been cutting pretty hardcore, then a cheat day will actually be more of a benefit.
You're refilling your glycogen stores, 'resetting' the metabolism, as well as giving your mind a break....don't stress about it
Eat whatever you want and get back on it tomorrow
10-27-2010, 07:00 PM
10-27-2010, 07:09 PM
No, what you did today is not going to affect your progress, and if you've been ridiculous with your calories or carbohydrates, then it might actually HELP your results.
You also don't need to train extra hard or be extra strict with your diet to "make up" for this - just continue as you were.
The Primordial Woman
10-27-2010, 07:15 PM
I have been pretty strict def seeing quality results but today i just lost it hahaha. The only thing i was worried about which i failed to mention was a had a cheat day on sunday. Does that change things at all?
10-27-2010, 07:26 PM
10-27-2010, 07:30 PM
The Primordial Woman
10-27-2010, 07:37 PM
i do see daily results everything was going great until today lol but its all good ill start back up and keep going
10-27-2010, 07:45 PM
10-27-2010, 08:10 PM
10-27-2010, 08:17 PM
yep. A single day of even busting totally loose and eating down an extra 3000 calories at a single meal won't have that much impact, but going too low calorically to try and make up for it generally will cause more issues than it will help. Just don't let it happen often, and you'll be fine. Even in contest dieting, its really the last 8 weeks or even less that count.
Just doing the math, say you were 3500 calories over on the meal (and if you don't think that is possible, i'll share some of my cheat meals with you). Even divided out for the week, thats just a 500 calorie a day difference. If you are already at 500-750 below maintenance. the worst that will happen is this will be a light week as far as loss goes. But plummeting calories to under 1000, or doing 3 hours of cardio to try and make up for it will cause issues.
10-27-2010, 08:24 PM
i dont even thing i ate an extra 3500 cals today haha but i did eat alot of carbs lol. what do you cheat meals look like?
10-27-2010, 08:28 PM
10-27-2010, 08:51 PM
10-27-2010, 11:57 PM
For reference sake, although the following morning I woke up a good 3 or 4 pounds heavier on each of these, by the next day I was below where I was before the meals.
10-28-2010, 12:04 AM
19 Pancakes + hashbrowns and bacon @ IHOP. Achievement earned June, 2010. Will be doing this again soon.
A huge brownie AND about a cup and a half of ice cream.
I'm like Bill Belichick, I cheat to win!!
Kicking off my bulk back to 200lb this Friday with a whole pizza from a local pizzeria.
"I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
10-28-2010, 10:49 AM
Wow thats a ton of food. Yesterday for example this is what i ate
half of an apple pie id say six inches in diameter
5 tbsp pb
6 mini Crunch bars
3 slices of pizza
2 burritos and a quesadilla from Taco Bell
2 rather large bowls of cream of wheat with butter and suger
a protein bar
and more but i cant remember the rest. However on a interesting note something i ate made me really sick last night and at around 12 oclock i puked two or three times lol. So does what i ate not matter anymore because i barfed it up? Fyi i didnt eat until i threw up i think something i ate at Taco Bell was like spoiled or something . Man i hate fast food
10-28-2010, 10:54 AM
10-28-2010, 11:04 AM
The thing is i never eat fast food maybe one every two or three months. The last time i was a subway was like 6 months ago the same thing happened only 10x worse i ended up in the hospital for days hahaha that was terrible
10-28-2010, 11:04 AM
I eat fast food more than I really care to think about, but tend to avoid mcdonalds, taco bell and burger king at least. When travelling, its sometimes tough
10-28-2010, 11:09 AM
Same here ill never eat mcdonalds. Something about it i dont know i would rather not eat than eat there lol. but yeah man i know what you mean if your traveling ad youre in a pinch a whopper of something isnt gonna kill you hah
10-29-2010, 12:11 PM
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