Cheat meals /cheat days
- 02-19-2019, 02:36 PM
- 02-19-2019, 03:01 PM
Cheat meals /cheat days
I like 6 days of on point diet only carbs around workout and upon waking, and one free day to do whatever I want. That has been working for me pretty well. Steadily dropping weight slowly, and slowly dropping BF couple tenths of a percent a week. Very sustainable plan. Now if I had some impending date that I needed to get down to a certain BF for I probably need to get rid of FREE day. But since I donít have a competition it really works well for me. BTW, Iím in the 14s in BF
This is what I would consider a maintenance or slow cut approach. My goal would be able to get down to about 10, and be able to free eat as often as I like while maintaining the 10-11 BF
02-19-2019, 04:59 PM
I am not a serious bodybuilder, but I am serious about training and gains and loss
I stay around 12-15% body fat in the cold months. I shoot for 220's in winter and I'm 6'1". But when I cut for summer I still cheat. I'll have a beer on refeed day or eat fries. But I just take my macros and subtract the difference.
I can pretty much eat what I want as long as my day to day is on point or close to it.
02-19-2019, 05:05 PM
I can say that I have used my approach and got pretty good results. It literally seemed to not matter whether I had 3000 or 12000 calories. As long as it was kept just to that one day it was as if it never happened... By the time that day came the following week I was leaner than before.... And just as sane....
02-20-2019, 04:46 AM
As far as a cheat day Maybe for a couple days after a competition to get that out of my system, for dieting real hard and long. It just depends.
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02-20-2019, 07:10 AM
I make macro friendly versions of the food I enjoy and don’t feel the need for cheat days.
Cut up potato in the air frier - kills my salty crunchy urge
Oreo cheesecake - use the sugar free and follow a weight watchers recipe where a decent sized piece is only 200 cals
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03-14-2019, 11:08 AM
03-17-2019, 09:26 AM
For me (note I have hashimotos hypothyroidism) a cheat day is a disaster to my cutting efforts. If I eat 1-2 slices of pizza and some ice cream it takes me a week to get back to my original weight (day after pizza I'll be 3-4lbs heavier a week later ill be the same). So I really only use cheats for:
1. Special occasions or sanity (1◊ month or try to less)
2. If I'm trying to up my muscle/carb load or notice im starting to look flat.
Currently in week 11 of a 18-20 week cut and hovering around 13% but goal is to hit 9% (started around 17-18), 5'9" 199lbs.
03-17-2019, 09:48 AM
03-17-2019, 11:23 AM
Actually I'm not on synthroid yet, my doc said im borderline (most likely due to my clean diet) but I do take New Zealand beef thyroid and it seems to help. I was told by my doc that once your on synthroid that's end game bc your body will stop fighting to produce more T hormones and your then on it the rest of your life. I'm not big into meds so thought I'd try to minimize via natural routes.
03-17-2019, 12:44 PM
03-18-2019, 10:25 PM
My doctor did offer to treat it with synthroid but I told them if I can naturally get in balance id prefer that (they felt I could as well since im borderline). Blood test to recheck is in about 4 weeks I'll let you know what my numbers look like with the supplementation/ diet. If improved and within normal ranges I'll keep on this route, if not I'll get the synthroid. I will say so far I have noticed more energy, no more need to nap, and more hunger. All good signs but could be placebo, blood tests will tell.
03-19-2019, 09:12 AM
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