View Full Version : How Often Can You Cheat A Little.. ?

07-21-2002, 10:34 PM
Okay guys I have some questions.

As many of you know I am going back to the basics with dieting and all that. I am sticking to eating clean bodybuilding foods like chicken and steak and milk and potatoes and all that.

I am trying to gain strength while gradually dropped that last bit of bodyfat.

I am wondering I want to actually *live* a little. I mean not binge and cheat often at all but eat a slice of pizza every now and then or drink a soda or just something along those lines. Maybe have a scoop of ice-cream.

What do you guys think about this? Please give your opinion and why.

07-21-2002, 10:37 PM
Once a week, on the weekends. Why cause you need to, other wise it will cause u to binge eventually, we are all human after all. nd lso it throws your body into not going into a fat storage mode....keeps its guessing:)

07-21-2002, 11:02 PM
Yeah, but definetly take the random aproach. Don't sit down and figure out when your going to cheat a little. Just know that if an opportunity comes where it's very hard to resist, and you know you have the self control to not do it again for a while. Then go ahead and eat the slice of pizza.

07-21-2002, 11:04 PM
Yeah I know what youre both saying. Its just hard to eat clean 24/7 thats all. I was wondering how often a little bit of cheating wouldnt hinder my fat-loss gains etc.

07-21-2002, 11:51 PM
Cheaters never prosper tuttut

07-22-2002, 12:03 AM
Bah Chase, your opinion don't count cuz you're a bodybuilder. He's a normal human being :D

I dunno, even when dieting I cheat alot :)

07-22-2002, 12:16 AM
I take something what i want too now and then.
Its normal , you cant resist all that good food 24/7 :)

This weekend it had some little meatballs too , the smell whas soo great , i could not resist it , they were in front of me :)
It whas allready like 2 months ago a had some , so i didnt worryd about and eated 4.

Now i can stand it for some weeks i think.

07-22-2002, 12:20 AM
Originally posted by Goin_Big

I dunno, even when dieting I cheat alot :)

It's not dieting if you're cheating :p

Maki Riddington
07-22-2002, 01:21 AM
Don't cheat Ironman.
No excuses for you to make yourself feel better about your rampant binging on fast foods.

07-22-2002, 01:55 AM
I find it hard to cheat with all the food I am eating. In fact to gain weight, it is almost essential for me to cheat constantly but I cheat with dairy based sweets like ice cream and cheese. I am eating silly amounts of food and I may gain about 2 pounds per month tops.

Yesterday I ate a carton of egg whites, 500 grams of cheddar, a litre of double chocolate ice cream, two bowls of brown rice, a 450 g tin of tuna in oil, a litre of milk, a bowl of oats, a barbeque chicken pizza, vegetables, 400grams cottage cheese, whey, 500grams of yoghurt and half a loaf of lebanese bread with hommous plus 6 beers and a large slice of fresh salmon in olive oil.

I say eat real food rather and be careful when the word "Ingredients" is written on a packet. i.e. permissable is milk, ingredients: milk. Can of tuna: ingredients - tuna.

As opposed to what you cheat on Monstar as in - ingredients: sugar, monhydroxitate benzodrene, fefylanalate 50, articifical sweetener, concentrated animal fat gum etc etc.

07-22-2002, 02:14 AM
IMO you have to figure out what's more imporant to you:

Eating what you want when you want and just enjoying food but still watching what you eat on the average day


Strictly dieting so you can enjoy the results of a lower body fat %

Neither is better than the other... you just have to figure out what is more important to you. I personally would rather have 11% BF than 10% and enjoy my occasional pizza, burger, and/or candy bar.

07-22-2002, 06:56 AM
my guess is that your metabolism is so jacked it won't matter what you eat as long as it's not in ridiculous amounts

07-22-2002, 11:34 AM
BCC, do you ever cheat? Honestly, you seem to have the strongest will power of anyone around, just wondering if you EVER do?

07-22-2002, 11:37 AM
i cheat only from laziness.... unwillingness to prepare ****

07-22-2002, 12:05 PM
Honestly, as evidenced by your journal I think FOR YOU a little cheating is an oxymoron. You seem incapable of stopping once you start, so unless you've developed some will-power in the last day, I'd avoid cheating entirely. I'm not trying to bash you, but it's the truth. For normal people, I'd say a scoop of ice cream or a piece of pizza is not a big deal, even if consumed daily, if calories are kept in check.