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    Cheating after lifting?

    For some reasons sometimes when i get done lifting I really crave something sweet... What is the difference between eating 80g of fat free frozen yogurt instead of dextrose? Im just saying as kind of a cheat thing. Only 1-2 a week. Would it be better to cheat after you lift b/c your body needs so many nutrients to start recoving?

    I would still be taking 44g protein

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    Dextrose is sweet, what is wrong with that?

    It will hinder what you're trying to do if you substitute w/ frozen yogurt.

    I would cheat on your days off, but that's just me.

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    im on a 8 to 12 week cutting diet, i don't want to risk cheating at all during this time, im to afraid of not making the progress im looking for.

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    It's not going to make any difference unless you are on a competitive level. I wouldnt consider that cheating as long as the macros come out the same.

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    If you want some ice cream get a medium frosty from wendys its got 72 grams of carbs and a good source of calcium I help myself to one every now and then

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    Quote Originally Posted by go4gold
    im on a 8 to 12 week cutting diet, i don't want to risk cheating at all during this time, im to afraid of not making the progress im looking for.
    Cheating peroiodically has it's benefits, and keeps you sane....

    Good luck.

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    I know cheating is essential but I wanted to minimize the effects of it.... What i was thinking is that if i moved my cheating meal to PWO it wouldnt have the same effect..

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    Quote Originally Posted by go4gold
    im on a 8 to 12 week cutting diet, i don't want to risk cheating at all during this time, im to afraid of not making the progress im looking for.

    you will actually do better if you cheat... a human body will get used to what your doing to it (homeostasis) u need to change things to keep your metabolism up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenseno9
    you will actually do better if you cheat... a human body will get used to what your doing to it (homeostasis) u need to change things to keep your metabolism up...
    Well, i should cheat, how often and by how much should i go over on my plan diet. I do relize that my body may adjust to the diet, so u do make sense a bit, I just want of course maxium gains.

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    1-2 cheat meals a week.... but not buffet style...
    earlier in the day is better too

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    so like a good cereal or something an hour after am cardio sounds good 1-2 times a week, Im think like rasin bran.

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    Correct me if i am wrong but dosent 80g of fat free yogurt have about 20g of carbs. If you have to go for the yogurt drop 20g off the dextrose and have that aswell. 20grams of carbs PWO is just a waist of your effort.

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    Protein and dex is just like cheating for me. It's actually motivation for me to go to the gym.

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    I'd never replace dextrose pwo, nope, and not with frozen yogurt of all things.

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    If anything, I would cheat during your PPWO meal. Ensure that you still include your protein requirements in the meal.

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    ya ppwo would be a good idea.... why didnt i think of that..

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