i see on here that some of you use a cheat day. i was just wondering if on your cheat day do you go all out and eat what ever you want or just cheat at one meal? will a cheat day once a week screw things up if you are trying to get lean?
welcome bro a cheat day doesnt set you back to much unless your homing in on a contest then everything is critical , just dont go nuts on your cheat day if your low carbing then 1 day a week with some pasta and rice will work great but a dozen donuts and a gallon of ben and jerrys wont cut it
Most people are not disciplined enough to have a whole cheat day. (me included) I would go with a cheat meal. Eat whetever you want for 1 meal. You really can't screw yourself up too badly that way. The extra calories will probably do you good, boost your metabolism.
I usually have one good cheat day every week. Usually on Fridays and my diet remains as normal until the afternoon when I add in a little extra goodie and dinner is usually higher carb and fat plus drinks. About twice a month I add in one other cheat dinner...the food is usually not going overboard, but I will have a few drinks which is what puts it into the cheat category. That's my girl's night out! The scale may show a little funk the next day or two, but after that, I'm back on track, so I assume it's water retention from the drinking.
I too just have a cheat meal and it's usually pasta. I don't think i could cheat for a whole day, that would make me feel terrible, probably all bloated too. Contest time, no cheats, ya gotta be strict, or it will show onstage!
when dieting a cheat meal is always good once a week it can shock the bodya dn help promotbetter fat lose results. but when i'm bulking its a;ways a cheat meal (i guess thats why i get so fat when i bulk and cant seem to lose the fat)