I had a cheat meal today.

  • CarbGoggles

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    Jun 15, 2011 5:44 PM GMT
    I ate at TGI Friday's. I think I'm going to be sickicon_mad.gif I've been eating clean for a week. Lots of vegies, beans, and no processed meats. OMG I want this Friday's crap out of my ughhh....
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    Jun 15, 2011 10:59 PM GMT
    Is having one "bad" meal really that big of a deal? I think its all in your head. I have yet to have one meal make any significant difference to my body. You'll be fine, I promise.
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    Jun 15, 2011 11:07 PM GMT
    It doesn't count if you didn't get the loaded baked potato skins.
    And if you did, you should have invited me!

    PS. Stress will fuck up your progress way more than a simple cheat meal. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 15, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
    ......well I'm glad I can eat what I want while my metabolism is still on fire.
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    Jun 15, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    your cheat day can have the biochemical purpose of cycling your leptin hormones so the leptin receptors don't get desensitized. you should have your hardest workout the day of and the day after your "cheat" day and your body will be more willing to let go of stubborn fat if you do this. well just try it, ok?!
  • CarbGoggles

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    Jun 16, 2011 7:27 AM GMT
    Oh I'm not stressed over eating a cheat meal. I just wasn't expecting my body to react the way it did. I felt so gross, sluggish and bloated after just the appetizer. It's so strange. 2 weeks ago when I first decided I would eat more vegetables and avoid processed meats I thought I was going to die. I hate vegies... But now I crave them and processed meats don't digest well. At least I don't remember every having this problem before when I was eating processed meat on the regular. After only 2 weeks of eating cleaner I actually prefer it. Next time I do a cheat meal I'll prob just do a ice cream sunday or something. Barf no more plates of fried processed crap.
  • mikey_101

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    Jun 16, 2011 11:16 AM GMT
    thats the MSG and flavourings screwing up your system.
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    Jun 21, 2011 9:49 AM GMT
    That’s your workout/diet doing exactly what its supposed to. Your body is rejecting what’s bad for you and now you won’t have to muster a world of self control just to resist that cheeseburger.
  • mikey_101

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    Jun 21, 2011 10:59 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    mikey_101 saidthats the MSG and flavourings screwing up your system.


    MSG is considered an allergen for some people. People who respond badly to MSG are simply allergic to it. Not everyone responds this way to it.


    MSG is classed as an 'excito toxin' - an alergen yes, by default since its an exitotoxin.

    Somepeople may have the initial alergic reacion..... where as the other 99% have their brain cells slowly destroyed.

    "Aspartame, MSG, and Excitotoxins
    [Posted 12 October 2004]

    Aspartame (often called Nutrasweet) is a controversial food additive used to sweeten "diet" products artificially. The product has a long history of causing severe health problems. Along with MSG (monosodium glutamate) and MSG-like food additives, aspartame is in a class of compounds known as "excitotoxins". These excitotoxins basically excite brain cells until they die. In other words, each serving of MSG or aspartame has the potential to cause a little bit of brain damage, which becomes cumulative and could eventually lead to Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's, or other neurological diseases.
    "
    http://www.pamrotella.com/health/excitotoxins.html



    http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=excitotoxin+msg&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&oq=



    "Excitotoxicity is the pathological process by which nerve cells are damaged and killed by excessive stimulation by neurotransmitters such as glutamate and similar substances. This occurs when receptors for the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate (glutamate receptors) such as the NMDA receptor and AMPA receptor are overactivated. Excitotoxins like NMDA and kainic acid which bind to these receptors, as well as pathologically high levels of glutamate, can cause excitotoxicity by allowing high levels of calcium ions[2] (Ca2+) to enter the cell. Ca2+ influx into cells activates a number of enzymes, including phospholipases, endonucleases, and proteases such as calpain. These enzymes go on to damage cell structures such as components of the cytoskeleton, membrane, and DNA.
    "
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excitotoxicity