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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Cheat Day/Meal

    Ive been on a cut for about 3-4 weeks now(lost 2.5 lbs). Ive been tempted to get a cheat meal or day in.

    My question is, should I have this on a lifting or rest day?On rest days, i aim for only about 100g of CHO. I wanted to have a cheat day on Sunday, but I wont be doing any kind of exercise on that day.

    If i do cheat, should i just not worry about entering anything into Fitday that day?

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    i don't enter into fitday because I know its got tons of cals in it anyways. I usually do it on sunday but it tends to be pretty much all i eat that day. Since my cut slowed down i've been cutting it down to just a meal on workout days.
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    It doesn't matter what you eat, or what day you eat it.

    One meal won't wreck a diet. Go enjoy yourself..
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    so i went on sugar binge last night and had about 600 cal worth of indian sweets. I guess that qualifies as my cheat? Next one in 4 weeks? In good news i am down to 164 from 168 (4 weeks)

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    Next on in 4 wks? do it when you want, I usually do a cheat meal everyweek.
    Qualifies as a cheat? well did you need those 600cals of sugar? was it preworkout? if no to both those questions then yes its your cheat. Hell a roasted chicken breast with brownrice meal that puts me over my cals for the day is a cheat (on at cut atleast).
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    i didnt need those sugar calories and it was a couple hours post workout.

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    cheat meal/cheat cals
    Last edited by ddegroff; 04-14-2006 at 08:48 AM.
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    Dont worry about it dude.....

    My cheat days are dirtier than a Atlanta Hooker, i usually rack up 4000-6000 cals of crap, thats like 10 Big Macs....

    I keep getting leaner, if you diet hard and dont provide any another stimulus you will harm your metabolic rate and **** up fat loss...

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    so if i have another cheat meal on sunday, will that mess things up? 4000-6000 cals, what is your cut calorie level?

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    Nah man, My cut level is between 2400-2600

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    If I cheat I do it on a WO day. I do this out of trying to avoid guilt more than anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. D
    so i went on sugar binge last night and had about 600 cal worth of indian sweets. I guess that qualifies as my cheat? Next one in 4 weeks? In good news i am down to 164 from 168 (4 weeks)
    indian swwets are just awesome,i hope you enjoyed your 600cals, i know i would have
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    I went to a buffet this week one day. It was kinda gay because I had already eaten pretty close to my cut calories that day. Anyways I actually watched what I ate at the buffet. I ate alot of veggies and ate anything with protein. This is what I ended up eating when it was all said and done.

    2 sodas
    A large piece of fried chicken
    1 1/2 cup of spagetti with meat sauce
    A large turkey leg
    A ton of veggies as stated
    A small piece of cheesecake
    2 6oz t-bone steaks

    I got some decent protein but at the end of the day that meal racked up to 2500 cals. What im supposed to have in a day

    I asked built what I should do and she said not to worry about it. But right now im deducting those 2500 calories from the rest of the weeks cals. I dunno. I figure as long as I keep my protein really high (300) I wont lose any muslce mass and stay on track. Next time im going to plan my binge meals/cheat meals better........

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    I used easter dinner as my cheat...I had green bean casserole, ham, deviled egg whites, banana bread pudding and some candy. I hadn't eaten like that in quite a while. I went home feeling sick...I have been dieting for about a month now. How much will that have hurt me to eat like that? I now feel bloated and my stomach doesn't seem as cut at all. Can someone please let me know if what I did will jump start my metabolism or hurt me and my goals? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kanute
    I used easter dinner as my cheat...I had green bean casserole, ham, deviled egg whites, banana bread pudding and some candy. I hadn't eaten like that in quite a while. I went home feeling sick...I have been dieting for about a month now. How much will that have hurt me to eat like that? I now feel bloated and my stomach doesn't seem as cut at all. Can someone please let me know if what I did will jump start my metabolism or hurt me and my goals? Thanks.
    don't worry about it, one meal won't change a single thing.
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

    Spray it with windex greek!-the famous El Pietro

    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    don't worry about it, one meal won't change a single thing.
    Agreed. Im about to post a new thread concerning cut diets/water weight/cheat meals. Look for it if your interested. It will mostly contain random thoughts and discussion of muscle breakdown/rebuild during a cut.

    -jordan
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    "I'll tell you a secret. Something they don't teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we're mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again." - Achilles, (Troy 2004)
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    Deadlift- 415
    Bench- Two 100lbs DB's four times
    190lbs 15% BF (Estimate)

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