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Old 01-14-2006, 04:17 PM   #1
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On a cheat day, would this be too much? My family is one of those familys that get ice-cream and such every weekend. So on Saturday when I have my cheat day, I have ice-cream every Saturday. But I usally just try to get this for my cheat day...meal routine.

Breakfest, sugar cerial.

Lunch, a sandwitch or something.

Dinner, what ever my family gets...usally a whopper or something fattening.

But I've been wanting to just diet with out having a cheat meal, because if I have a cheat meal, lol. I just feel like I am getting more fat, but sometimes I do feel great that I've been shedding some of the fat off. Just wanna leave it up to you guys on what I should do...also, I get my days in for working out, but I miss sometimes the days for cardio.

I do this for my work out, Monday, Deadlifts, Hack Squats. Tuesday, Decline bench, chin ups or pull ups. Wednsday, off. Thursday, standing millitary, back squat. Friday, Romanion dead lifts, bent over rows.

I do these one 10 min things, go out, sprint for 30 sec, then walk for 60, do this untill I get to over 10 mins or so. But have been lazy on the cardio.

As far as for my diet durring the week, I have about 4-6 meals, low down to 40 carbs or so, 200 grams of protein, 50 grams of fat..
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Cut the wopper out for sure. Cook a chicken breast or something with high protein
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Old 01-14-2006, 10:31 PM   #3
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What would be a good ideal day of a cheat day. Meal and such?
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:19 PM   #4
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What you are describing is what is inherently wrong with absolute thinking when it comes to dieting. Once you blow it, you really blow it and the calories can get out of control, you feel guilty and fat, and feel like you've just erased all of your progress.
Instead of going weeks on end w/o cheating, build a cheat meal into your diet plan. I would stay away from an entire cheat day, though. Limit it to one or two meals a week. Or eat what you want for 5 or 6 hours once a week, then resume your normal diet pattern. Yes, eating whatever you want for an entire day can hault your progress. A meal or two isn't going to hurt all that bad, especially if you've created enough of a caloric deficit throughout the week.
An ideal cheat meal...whatever your little heart desires. Plus, if you add it into your program as a planned meal, you're less likely to feel guilty about it. Adding to that, consider the flip side...someone who was a lazy ass who didn't exercise and ate like crap all week. One day they decide that they are going to make some changes. They get up, eat one or two good meals, then head to the gym. Later that night they cannot fight the urge to eat bon-bons while watching Opera. They decide, heck with it, it's too hard, I'm not going to exercise or eat right anymore. Now, how much weight do you think that person lost for that half day they ate right and exercised. How much difference did it make. Not much. So go ahead and have a cheat meal here and there and don't feel guilty for doing so.

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it looks like your cheat is off base bro. here is what will most likely happen with that cheat day.

breakfast: not too bad, if your gonna have simple sugars the morning and right after a lift are the best times. and you need protien in the am.

lunch: your prob waiting to long for this meal, cheat doesnt mean lose all sense of diet. if your talking a whole wheat turkey or something fine, but by waiting so long, when your used to eating every 3 to 4 hours, your body is going into starvation mode, killing your metabolism.

dinner: again waiting too long. I see no problem with having fast food or ice cream once a week, but the key is to exspect it, plan for it, and do it in moderation. have a burger, fries whatever, but dont go overboard. and make sure your doing what you need to, inorder to keep your metabolism high.

it wouldnt hurt to do some light cardio on this day, walk for 20min, eliptical, whatever.

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Wtf is a whopper? Anyway cheating always feels good.

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Wtf is a whopper?
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