"Break" days and a slowing progression

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2008 9:31 PM GMT
    Do any of you guys have one day out of the week at where you allow yourself to eat what ever you feel. Pizza, chocolate, fries, ice cream, ect ect .
    What do you eat on these days ? Is it really decadent or controlled ? Just wondering because i have one and i think i kind of over did it this weeksend . I have been doing this for about a year now and i still continuously am able to lose the weight, but im about 20-15 pounds off from being my ideal weight, and as you can imagine the weight has becoming increasing harder to drop. Its getting down to 1-2 pounds a week now, even tho im going 6 days a week. Do you think this "break" day in effecting my progress ?
  • GQjock

    Posts: 11649

    Aug 11, 2008 10:30 PM GMT
    1 or 2 lbs a week is not bad if it stays consistent
    and as long as you're not killing yourself to get there

    Taking a day off is good too
    as long as you're not heading off to the local dairy queen or eating 3 bacon burgers on that day

    As long as you're consistent with a rationally good
    diet and staying with your workouts
    you can't go wrong
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 12, 2008 4:56 AM GMT
    When I first started to loose a lot of weight, I did include a "break day." I did this to throw off my metabolism. At the time, I wasn't working out a lot as I had seriously high blood pressure. Now that I am able, and love, to work out I am finding that those "break days" can only hurt me. I have a 1200 to 1500 calorie diet now. My highest goal is to lose this weight so I'm not going to go too big like have a whole bowl of mac&chees w/keilbasa. Instead, I do 1200 calories during the week and 1500 on the weekend. The catch: I do two workouts on each day on the weekend. It works out anyways because I need those extra carbs and calories to pull off two workouts a day.

    Anyways, my take on it is that I'm focused on my goal. Knowing me, if I give in to that craving, it's not to be reserved for the break days. It's about having balanced portions, not picking and choosing between food types. So my advice is to stay focused and reserve more active days for reasonable servings for the not-so-healthy foods you enjoy. I'm 25lbs away from my goal and it's taken me two years to lose 125lbs so far. I want the weight gone and at this point that is priority. STAY FOCUSED!!!