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
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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2-3 cheat meals will not be good, but 2-3 refeeds will be just fine.
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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
lunch turkey sandwhich on brown rice bread
snack raw nuts
dinner something healthy
Last edited by future_engineer; 05-11-2007 at 10:06 AM.
yea i realized i just gotta quit lettin the ganja take hold of my taste buds for papa johns
^^ And that is a feat in it's self...
THC, always wins that battle haha
can someone humor me and explain the difference between a cheat meal and a refeed?
Cheat - all out binge on ANYTHING you want(pizza,ice cream,etc.)
Refeed - purposefully overeating healthy stuff
If its a binge its a cheat day not a cheat meal lol. In my case anyways.