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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Banned Slim Schaedle's Avatar
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    Cheat meals/days

    I like to plan one day a week where I basically eat whatever I want, and large amounts of it. It helps me through the week and gives me something to look forward to after eating good food all week.
    I was wondering what everyone else does for their cheat meals. Do you do it when you feel like it, ...or plan it out, etc. Or it is something you only do when bulking?
    BTW, tomorrow is cheat day for me

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    When I was bulking I would have 2 cheat days a week. Usually Thursday and Saturday. Now that I'm cutting I'll throw in about 2 cheat meals a week instead of cheat days. Going to be hard b/c this is my first week cutting, and it's going to be hard for me not to eat whatever I want to tomorrow like I have been in the past 3 months.

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    Everyone has cheat days. Me for one.


    For tips on the best methods of cheating ask:

    Jane 'the fookin swiss ball'
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    These seem to be the best at it, although i have had a day when i prolly got down 15k cals I'm still unsure how i didn't fall into a coma...

    Some have cheat meals once a week. I've tried this, but my cheat days are too extreme and it kinda has negative effects hha.

    I now try to space them out as much as possible. I just keep going until i start getting shakes and cravings haha. Done 4.5 weeks so far...
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    For me they used to be planned, but not really anymore. They sorta just happen. It could consist of me slackin a little bit on one meal, then I say screw it and the rest of the day is a cheat day.

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    It all depends on the type of diet i'm on, if i'm doing a CKD, the "cheat" day is basically a carb up, so i just eat a lot of sugar and bread. The rest of the week i'm eating hamburger, fish, shrimp, bacon and stuff like that, so it feels like everyday is a cheat day
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    Right now, this is the first time I've stuck to a diet perfectly. I'm cheating this weekend for both Saturday and Sunday.

    I plan on cheating for 2 days(weekend) every 3 weeks.

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    Originally posted by The_Chicken_Daddy
    Everyone has cheat days. Me for one.


    For tips on the best methods of cheating ask:

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    Gino
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    lol...thanks CD, glad my skills are finally recognized

    Cheating I do not plan. Like chigs over here, I take it too far. But I think I once went about half a year without cheating and this was too far in the other direction. Therefore, I have the simple and cliched advice of "find a balance." Good luck
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    Subway is my mortal enemy, espeically on chest meals. I can pack 2 foot longs subs away with all the liquid in the world at one sitting. I am trying to train myself to feel sick at the thought of cheating. So far I cringe when I see/smell fast food. I also get extremely depressed when I cheat despite the 100mg of zoloft I take every day. Jsut trying to put that psych class I took in college to work.

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    For example, yesterday turned out to be a major cheat day for me. I was eatin all kinds of deserts and food at a dance last nite. I topped it off with a large Oatmeal Raisin cookie around 1:15 a.m. and a Bacardi Daqauri.

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    The best week of my life is the week after a comp. Oh my god I go wild really wild. It would shock some people. Cream cakes for breakfast, chocolate all day, pizza everynight sometimes two take aways.
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    hmm....well i have cheat days, and they are days when i eat whatever i want....but i've never been good with the overeating thing...so it's normal amounts of food. I definitely concur that cheat days are good for your mental state though.
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    I end up eating a carb-up refeed meal twice a week. Where I eat a huge bowl of spaghetti and 2 scoops of a favorite ice-cream. This is following the Natural Hormonal Enhancement Eating Plan.



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    Thanks man,................Well, I had my cheat day saurday......burger king whopper and a big king and ice cream for "breakfast" (my work day starts at 5pm) Ate crap all night. I like it b/c it makes me realize how sheety my body feels when i eat crap, and why I eat like I do. I still can't help feeling really guilty like I have to burn everything off that day. But hey, it's just once a week for me.

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    I like it b/c it makes me realize how sheety my body feels when i eat crap, and why I eat like I do. I still can't help feeling really guilty like I have to burn everything off that day. But hey, it's just once a week for me.
    Isn't it great to have eating disorders? (that was not sarcasm) I have the same eating prob. too.

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    Isn't it great to have eating disorders? (that was not sarcasm)
    What do you mean by eating disorders if it wasn't sarcasm?

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    "I still can't help feeling really guilty like I have to burn everything off that day" Thats what I mean.

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    hmm, I like to be big!!!
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    I don't need cheat days really, but sometimes my mom forces them on me, sometimes my sched gets screwed up and im forced to put in two in one meals and sh*t, and sometimes i need to get formal dinners or stuff, but i dont sched cheat days. lol, cause im not a pansy
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    I'm kind of glad winter is about over and my cheat days are pretty much over until next winter. Now I just include cheat meals and carb up days. Every cheat day I'd have during winter, I'd eat everything I was craving and I'd end up sick every cheat day I had.

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    but i dont sched cheat days. lol, cause im not a pansy
    I'm guessing you were kinda kidding around but in my opinion having a cheat day is hardly being a pansy. I think it's about having "fun" once in a while and even being being like "the rest of society" or whatever.

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    hmm, I like to be big!!!
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    nah but seriously, i never had the need for cheat days, do u really hate what u eat that badly? I like tuna and chicken and stuff, i hate fast food, way too greasy, i despise snack food and sweets cause they feel weird. Restaurants take up way too much time and cost too much, so i prefer eating at home.
    Chris Mason is my master.....

    American cars are like fat people, sure, they have a lot of power, but they're not built well, and they have all that useless weight, plus they make both make funny noises.

    feel free to aim me, nejar462 im on a lot. Don't know much to warn you dudes, but im good at conversations.

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    No, i never said I hate what I eat. But after a week, it's nice to have some different food.

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