The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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  1. #1
    Senior Member kique's Avatar
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    how bad are cheat meals

    mayb 2-3 large ones a week, think it hurts the diet alot? or does it just keep u at a slower rate of fat loss when cutting

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  3. #2
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    If your goal truly is 8% then I'd say that's too many. True cheat meals are brutally hard to calculate... you might think you're eating 1200 calories but it's really closer to 2000 or so. Moving from 12 to 8 takes more accuracy than that.

    I eat two or three cheat meals a week and, despite 1600 days more often than not, the scale hasn't moved in either direction for a year. (159-163 ... easily accounted for by water weight from day to day)
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  4. #3
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    2-3 cheat meals will not be good, but 2-3 refeeds will be just fine.

  5. #4
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    From the articales I have read and the plan that is working that I am on, I would advise one cheat day a week!

    my diet is planned along the lines of that thread though. I am losing wieght and am gaining muscle. The muscle was at a steady point,but I will be gaining soon cause I'm going to make more jumps. Anyway,back to my point, I feel that something along that plan will work if you wanna lose fat and gain muscle.


    morning smoothie with whey and egg powder
    fiber and whole milk yogurt
    almond butter on rice cake

    snack orange

    lunch turkey sandwhich on brown rice bread
    raw veggies

    snack raw nuts

    dinner something healthy
    Last edited by future_engineer; 05-11-2007 at 10:06 AM.

  6. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by kique View Post
    mayb 2-3 large ones a week, think it hurts the diet alot? or does it just keep u at a slower rate of fat loss when cutting
    Cheat meals are only as bad as you allow them to be. In your case, 2-3 large ones is too much especially with your goal for summer being 8% body fat. Try to spread your healthy meals throughout the day and you will find that your cravings will decrease. Your not hungry if your full.

  7. #6
    Senior Member kique's Avatar
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    yea i realized i just gotta quit lettin the ganja take hold of my taste buds for papa johns

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    ^^ And that is a feat in it's self...
    THC, always wins that battle haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkeetSkeet18 View Post
    ^^ And that is a feat in it's self...
    THC, always wins that battle haha
    You speak the truth. It always will cave in except when you have no money. Then you go to a friends house, share, and eat like never before.
    249lbs cutting to 220lbs
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  10. #9
    vineager based
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    can someone humor me and explain the difference between a cheat meal and a refeed?

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    Cheat - all out binge on ANYTHING you want(pizza,ice cream,etc.)

    Refeed - purposefully overeating healthy stuff

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    Senior Member seK's Avatar
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    If its a binge its a cheat day not a cheat meal lol. In my case anyways.

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