I am in a holding pattern with my bodyweight, so I'm allowing myself a few liberal meals. Kind of like and 80/20 plan. I'm curious what everyone thinks is better. One reward/cheat meal a day if I feel like it, or a reward/cheat day?
I would do one day if I had to pick out of those two options. Really just depends on how many calories you're taking in on a "cheat".
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Thanks. Allen, I kind of follow your idea. Presently I have what I call a "Bodyweight Lunk Alarm." I had it set at 290 for a while. Now it's down to 285. Basically, if I am over 285 I cannot have a cheat meal until I am under that bodyweight again. The next phase of the plan will be to limit a cheat to once a week until I get under 280 and that will be my next Lunk Alarm.
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But to add to that, I think it depends on where you are at with your physique. If you are cutting weight than my cheat meal day would only be 1 meal, either breakfast or lunch and eating a low carb meal for dinner. For me the dinner meal is the most crucial because it's sitting in your digestive track all night.
I think alot of people like to cheat at dinner, but if you're cutting than that's a big no no for me.
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If i'm going to cheat badly i will do it after the hardest workout of the week. I think your body likes those extra calories. Honestly i wake up tighter most of the time if i pound some junk the night after a hard workout. This is not CBL but eating carbs all day.
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I tend to have one 'night-off' each week, with the Mrs, where we order Chinese/Pizza and get some beers in.
Rest of the week eat healthier.
Down 9lbs, so seems to be working so far! Keep the cravings away, at least.
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Yea, I think it depends as well. I usually do a whole day but in my mind, I dieted hard 6 days of the week, so I earned it. But I know some people take that way too far and undue fat loss big time. I also plan my hardest workout of the week the night before, late at night.
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