cheating while bulking..

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    Jul 20, 2009 7:24 PM GMT
    hey guys jsut wonder how often do you guys cheat or allowed to cheat.. i've been having perfect meals etc but on top of i sometimes cave in to temptations since my diet is so monotone and bland.. i need to set in a proper guilt conscience
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    Jul 20, 2009 9:07 PM GMT
    Give in, absolutely - WITHIN REASON. I let myself eat whatever the hell I want two meals a week, but not two meals in a row. I have noticed ZERO effects on my waistline (I've even lost weight!), but moreover, I've developed a positive mindset about eating healthy. I'm sure some nutritionists will disagree with me but for speaking for myself, denying the goodies contributes more to a cycle of food depression than anything else.

    Besides, your body can take it. So long as you're working out consistently, I see no problem basking in the warm glow of, say, chili cheese fries once in a while. As with everything else, it's all about balance. The weeks I have gone over this limit of 2 meals, I've felt sluggish and my workout suffered as a result.

    That's my two cents, anyway.
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    Jul 20, 2009 9:57 PM GMT
    It makes my trainer cringe, but I can't let go of my one cheat meal a week. Usually Friday or Saturday night. I can easily consume 3-4000 calories, compared to my usual daily goal of 2000. Like OutdoorJunkie, I'm still losing weight.

    For me, it's a necessary reward. It takes a LOT of motivation to be good throughout the week, but I can do it knowing I get that one meal a week to indulge and satisfy my cravings.
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    Jul 20, 2009 10:04 PM GMT
    so cheating during bulking and monogamous relationships during cutting?

    But what do you do if you don't do cutting or bulking?
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    Jul 20, 2009 10:34 PM GMT
    Meh when trying to gain weight I'm happy to cheat with fatty/protein foods


    It's those empty kilocalories from carbs that seem to send me out of control go straight to my waistline
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    Jul 20, 2009 10:45 PM GMT
    outdoorjunkie saidGive in, absolutely - WITHIN REASON. I let myself eat whatever the hell I want two meals a week, but not two meals in a row. I have noticed ZERO effects on my waistline (I've even lost weight!), but moreover, I've developed a positive mindset about eating healthy. I'm sure some nutritionists will disagree with me but for speaking for myself, denying the goodies contributes more to a cycle of food depression than anything else.

    Besides, your body can take it. So long as you're working out consistently, I see no problem basking in the warm glow of, say, chili cheese fries once in a while. As with everything else, it's all about balance. The weeks I have gone over this limit of 2 meals, I've felt sluggish and my workout suffered as a result.

    That's my two cents, anyway.


    As diminutive and young as you are, here's some sound advice: You get on a see food diet. You see food; you eat it.

    That's NOT entitlement to eat fried sugary foods, but, you need CALORIES, from a variety of sources.

    Many a NCAA football player has gotten huge on pizza and beer.

    If you're too restrictive you'll continue to be small.

    EAT.

    Cravings are you your body telling your blood sugar is to low (to few carbs), or that you're lacking a particular nutrient. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY. Craving pickles, eat 'em. Craving a cheesburger, eat it. Then, go watch your exercise performance pick up from the calories. Exercise performance is all about calories and recovery. It's all science. EAT.
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    Jul 21, 2009 12:05 AM GMT
    CanadianSun saidmy diet is so monotone and bland


    Seasonings!
    Easy on the salt & MSG, the others as much as it takes to make it interesting.

    Sprinkle some dill and throw a sliced lemon on that boneless skinless chicken breast sometimes. Other times lemon & pepper or parsley sage rosemary & thyme)

    If your regular diet is more exciting you will be less interested in cheating so often.
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    Jul 21, 2009 3:52 PM GMT
    WillFTL saidIt makes my trainer cringe, but I can't let go of my one cheat meal a week. Usually Friday or Saturday night. I can easily consume 3-4000 calories, compared to my usual daily goal of 2000. Like OutdoorJunkie, I'm still losing weight.

    For me, it's a necessary reward. It takes a LOT of motivation to be good throughout the week, but I can do it knowing I get that one meal a week to indulge and satisfy my cravings.



    Ouch! thanks guys i realized i tend to pig out way above my diet of 4000 cals every other day sometimes even everyday.. I'm developing strategies to cope with it for now..( such as eating before my hunger strikes and constantly filling myself with good foods )
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    Jul 21, 2009 3:56 PM GMT
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    outdoorjunkie saidGive in, absolutely - WITHIN REASON. I let myself eat whatever the hell I want two meals a week, but not two meals in a row. I have noticed ZERO effects on my waistline (I've even lost weight!), but moreover, I've developed a positive mindset about eating healthy. I'm sure some nutritionists will disagree with me but for speaking for myself, denying the goodies contributes more to a cycle of food depression than anything else.

    Besides, your body can take it. So long as you're working out consistently, I see no problem basking in the warm glow of, say, chili cheese fries once in a while. As with everything else, it's all about balance. The weeks I have gone over this limit of 2 meals, I've felt sluggish and my workout suffered as a result.

    That's my two cents, anyway.


    As diminutive and young as you are, here's some sound advice: You get on a see food diet. You see food; you eat it.

    That's NOT entitlement to eat fried sugary foods, but, you need CALORIES, from a variety of sources.

    Many a NCAA football player has gotten huge on pizza and beer.

    If you're too restrictive you'll continue to be small.

    EAT.

    Cravings are you your body telling your blood sugar is to low (to few carbs), or that you're lacking a particular nutrient. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY. Craving pickles, eat 'em. Craving a cheesburger, eat it. Then, go watch your exercise performance pick up from the calories. Exercise performance is all about calories and recovery. It's all science. EAT.


    thanks again! i normaly crave things like pizza, chow mein, chicken pie, rice n chicken or even a whole packet of sausages etc ive turned into a monster .. i used to find it so hard to finish an entire bag of arabic bread in one meal (275 g or 5 pita sized whole wheat breads) but now it feels like a little snack im hungry again in an hr or so.. the downside to eatting shit is i notice my energy level isnt as optimal as eating good carbs..even then i force in the good carbs as was planned to my meal plan.
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    Jul 21, 2009 3:57 PM GMT
    Ghen saidso cheating during bulking and monogamous relationships during cutting?

    But what do you do if you don't do cutting or bulking?



    LMAO icon_lol.gif

    well in that case i just stay single icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 22, 2009 1:04 AM GMT
    Go get yourself a glucose tester ($9.00 at Wal-Mart). If your blood sugar is below 70, you need to be eating more carbs. 74 to 120 is considered normal. I personally start going hypo at 80.

    Get yourself some ketostix, available at any pharmacy. You shouldn't be in ketosis, either.