cheat meals and days

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    Mar 16, 2013 7:41 PM GMT
    What do you guys think about cheat meals or cheat days? Seems like they set me back every time its almost like one bite of sugar or pizza whatever it snowballs into two or three cheat days lol. I just might not be the type of person to have a cheat meal
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    Mar 17, 2013 2:00 AM GMT
    One cheat meal will make you fat as fuck, and your boyfriend will divorce you, and your family will make fun of you at reunions, and the govt will mandate that you eat healthy food 2 days a week and fast for five with nothing but water.

    In other words, cheating is bad. Just be glad that you're not getting stoned being stoned to death for cheating.
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    Mar 17, 2013 11:45 AM GMT
    Alright, this comes from someone who lost 60lbs in 8 months last year. For me, cheat days were essential. Every two/three weeks I would indulge myself in eating pretty much everything I wanted. From pizzas, kebabs to ice-cream, different types of cake etc. It did not set me back at all. What it did was only boost my metabolism and I found it easier. Cheat days can become addicting and then all you think about is having another one.
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    Mar 17, 2013 1:29 PM GMT
    yeah but paulflexes is correct im an athlete cheat days dont exist unless i want to be in the same state i am now , he obviously knows if he lost that much weight in 8 months , used to think they were ok but its been my experience that it has set me back
  • GraffitiMySou...

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    Mar 17, 2013 1:44 PM GMT
    paulflexes' post was ironic icon_smile.gif Just saying.
  • gwuinsf

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    Mar 18, 2013 10:00 PM GMT
    I think if you deprive yourself of pleasures in life, you will drive yourself insane. I don't like to call them cheat days, but more rewards.

    I think that once you clean out your diet though, you discover you have less and less desire to eat junk food.
  • Medjai

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    Mar 18, 2013 10:07 PM GMT
    mike34 saidyeah but paulflexes is correct im an athlete cheat days dont exist unless i want to be in the same state i am now , he obviously knows if he lost that much weight in 8 months , used to think they were ok but its been my experience that it has set me back


    Your first mistake was talking Paul seriously.
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    Mar 19, 2013 5:23 PM GMT
    I'm a fan of moderation. Unless you're getting ripped for a bodybuilding competition, I don't see any point in having such a strict diet. The more you deny yourself the foods you desire, the more you're likely to binge when given the opportunity.
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    Mar 29, 2013 5:29 PM GMT
    I think it depends on the person. I am much happier sticking to a diet religiously than I am if I can have a small amount of "forbidden" food. One taste and I go crazy for more! So don't feel you should have cheat days just because they work for other people.
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    Mar 29, 2013 5:46 PM GMT
    It works differently for everyone, but personally I find that a strict diet with designated cheat days ends up with a roller-coaster of commitment and weight loss followed by abandoning the diet completely and gaining it back. I find just trying to make every meal healthier and eating a little bit of junk when I crave it makes me happier and more consistent. If I know a meal won't be as healthy as it should be I force myself to at least eat a bunch of salad or vegetables beforehand which makes it much easier to limit portion sizes.