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Silverback
03-26-2002, 02:00 PM
Surely if you keep your calories and protein at the levels they should be, is having a chacolate bar (250 cals) every other day or so that bad, in my opinion its not what are your views?

jell999
03-26-2002, 02:11 PM
Having a cheat day every once in a while is quite healthy.
However, cheating every day, or every other day, is not going to help you any.

Jane
03-26-2002, 02:13 PM
It's not the best choice for an everyother day thing, but if your calories and protein/carbohydrate/fat grams all work out correctly, I don't think it will make much of a difference. It'll give you sugar, fat, and basically unfavorable carbohydrate, but if everything adds up correctly and you're not using it as like, a preworkout snack, it should be ok.

Orange357
03-26-2002, 02:15 PM
mmmm..chocolate....

Accipiter
03-26-2002, 02:49 PM
I don't see anything wrong with that......it's 750 extra calories per week

Jane
03-26-2002, 02:58 PM
wait a second, is this extra calories? or are these calories worked into the diet? That makes a huge difference.

Budiak
03-26-2002, 03:16 PM
Since the calories are mostly sugars and fats, I would call them 'trash'. If you are cutting, I'd stay away from teh trash completely. If you're bulking or even maintaining, then chocolate in reasonable amounts is acceptable.

Pup
03-26-2002, 09:04 PM
I'd try to avoid it, if you like chocolate, mix a meal replacement with some sugar free chocolate pudding, much better than a candy bar imo.

The_Chicken_Daddy
03-27-2002, 11:14 AM
I ate a large chocolate bar after training every time for 4 weeks straight. I've only recently just shook off the addiction.

MonkeyBoy
03-27-2002, 11:47 AM
I squirt a bit of hersheys syrup in my post workout creatine/protein shake. I figure I need a bit of sugar for the creatine so why not something I like. Bad idea ??

Tenant_in_chief
03-29-2002, 03:29 PM
You ought to have fast carbs after a workout, that's why im eating some glucose tablets post-workout. So, a tiny chocolate bar is actually good after your workout.

Silverback
03-29-2002, 05:41 PM
its just the taste but, yesterday my prayers were answered with angel delight (UK) chocolate dessert mix with no added sugar, just add skim milk and it goes down a treat and my chocolate cravings are covered, bingo