34 days, no cheat....yet?
OK, I am cutting to lose about 12 pounds of fat. I have been 34 days with no cheating whatsoever, I have went from 193 to 184 and feel great. My goal is about 175 or so.
I want to have a cheat meal but feel it is not needed. I was thinking of a 1000 calorie cheat meal for PWO every 6th day. The meal would be fat free and sugar sugar based, like a whol half gallon of fat free ice cream of something like that.
What do you think, forget it or do it. I think it could give me some rejuvenation each week and a little pop for lifting.
I am very low carb. 100 grams on workout days, zero on non workout days and I am on a 1 on, 1 off split.
I can't think of a good reason not to do it.
Have a little fun food. You made some great progress and deserve a little break... But just a little. Sometimes it can sneak up on you.
Thanks for the replies. I am a serious endo who used to be 290+ punds, so needlesss to say, I know how to eat.
I used to have a 5000+ calorie cheat day (low fat) every single Sunday to get to 190 pounds but lately I am real motivated to eat healthy and clean but I figure since I do 50 minutes of fasted cardio EVERY morning and lift on average 4 days a week for 35 minutes each and low carb, a 1000-1200 calorie cheat meal every 6th day just cannot do any damage and may be beneficial.
Thanks again guys, I am heading out to get a Blue Bunny half gallon of Fat Free chocolate ice cream and substitue it for my PPWO meal of rice and chicken.
I think 34 days is too long to be sub maintenance. You should be cheating more like once a week or at least once every 2 weeks.
My 2 cents.
I plan on a bigger cheat meal every 6th day, that is not enough? It will come about 1 hour after a workout and be low fat/fat free so maybe some, or most will get stored as glyco.
Do you think a 6-8 hour carb load would be more benficial, something like an influx of 2-3000 calorie of low fat foods of my choosing with some oats thrown in to the mix to be "semi helathy"
when I used to do a carb load, I just ate whatever I wanted from hi gi low fat carbs (cereal, bread, etc.) for about 6 hours. Grazed and crammed but I am not sure how good force feeding like that is.
It woked well, got lean slowly but I keep most mass.
I have also tried the 1 hour "pigout" every 6 days with decent results. It was basicly eat for about 1 hour straight until super full with boxed cereals, fat free ice cream, grilled cheese with far free cheese,mac and cheese. I really looked forward to that 1 hour and it keep me very motivated.
don't forget skittles :)
So you say that this 1 hour gorge fest can actually be beneficial to keeping/gaining mass while dieting?
I am 6 foot, 184 pounds and eat 2100 calories on workout days and 1900 on non workout, this has gone on for 34 days.
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