Thread: So..about Thanksgiving...
11-21-2005, 12:26 AM #1
Since Thanksgiving is coming up, I assume everyone goes all out for a cheat meal/day at least here. I myself dont have any desire to do so, but I would feel really bad for my grandma if I didn't eat any of her food. Plus..my fam would bitch at me and say, "Your grandma cooked this food all day, you need to eat like you used to, because a lot of this is for you." (type stuff) So the question is..does anyone actually follow their diet plan for Thanksgiving day??
11-21-2005, 12:29 AM #2
well to me holidays are just like any other day...so yeah i follow it
11-21-2005, 01:13 AM #3
i just eat a boat load of turkey
then i go to bed as the tryptophan kicks in...
11-21-2005, 03:07 AM #4
I try to stick to diets thru the holidays, but usually I end up on an all liquid diet.
11-21-2005, 07:47 AM #5
I make it my cheat meal but try to keep the rest of the day in check.
Eat your grandma's food bro. She'll appreciate it, and its only one day out of the year.
11-21-2005, 07:55 AM #6
Yeah, you gotta live just a bit. Plus its thanksgiving, you owe it to your ancestors.
11-21-2005, 07:55 AM #7
I guess Ill just keep it within reason and not go overboard..
11-21-2005, 08:54 AM #8
well, my grandma cooks a feast so i eat as much as i can and she usually sends some back home with me. same goes for christmas. there's no way i'm passing up such delicious meals, especially when they only come around once a year...JMO. i stay pretty well in tact with my diet all year tho. i just eat more when i'm bulking. which is winter time which is now which includes thanksgiving and Christmas.
11-21-2005, 09:31 AM #9
ya i guess im the only one doing it backwards..
11-21-2005, 09:42 AM #10
Don't look at Thanksgiving as a "cheat day". I consider it an "opportunity to grow". One day is not going to alter your body composition. Besides, turkey breast is lean and God gave us r-ALA for stuffing!
11-21-2005, 11:27 AM #11
my mouth is already watering thinking about thanksgiving dinner just go for it.
11-21-2005, 12:06 PM #12
Just let loose Chest.
By the way, whats Thanksgiving? (from the UK)
11-21-2005, 02:09 PM #13
Thanksgiving is eating massive amounts of Turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes
11-21-2005, 02:41 PM #14
i cant wait for thanksgiving i am already getting hunrgy i am just going to limit my self
11-21-2005, 03:09 PM #15
I dont need any damn holidays to justify cheating
11-21-2005, 03:20 PM #16
To be honest i havent decided whether or not i'm gonna cheat on turkey day. I have a new years goal that i must make. Besides Christmas time/food is so much better than thanksgiving IMO. Screw thanksgiving ( well maybe cuz i havent decided yet)
11-21-2005, 04:53 PM #17
I may have to have some turkey, sweet potatoes, baked potatoes etc. I think my main goal is to not combine too much carbs and fat that day..
11-21-2005, 05:14 PM #18Originally Posted by Austex
took the words right outta my mouth OOO and Chest i see we have been post whoreing a bit have we ???
11-21-2005, 05:16 PM #19
live it up bro. i eat 56+ meals a week. i dont feel one damn bit bad if i cheat on 3 or 4 of those. it hasnt hurt my progress yet. im bulking right now so i have a little bit more room for error so im going all out for a meal on thursday and friday. gotta have some left overs man. besides how many holidays are there actually that there is an abundance of food? maybe 3 or 4 a year. that aint shit.
11-21-2005, 05:17 PM #20
good point man..i cant pass up those sweet potatoes..thats for sure
11-21-2005, 05:19 PM #21
and last but not least---pumpkin pie !!!!!!!!
11-21-2005, 06:52 PM #22
i am gonna try to keep myself honest, i imagine i will load up on turkey pretty good
11-21-2005, 07:02 PM #23
what about cranberry sauce? that shit is NASTY!!!
11-21-2005, 07:15 PM #24Originally Posted by MuckDog
11-21-2005, 07:27 PM #25
me too, cranberry is the shit, i like mine on my turkey though.......im gonna try it on the roll too!............Damn all this talk has me watering at the mouth. i wish i had a time machine to warp me to thursday about 2pm
11-21-2005, 07:42 PM #26
Chest, Did You Really Need To Ask Man?...Eat Like An Animal To Become One...
11-21-2005, 09:47 PM #27
I plan to mimimize my intake but to combat it all i am going to add an extra day of cardio that morning.
At least it will make me feel better about it all.
11-21-2005, 10:37 PM #28Originally Posted by novastepp
dammit forgot about pumpkin pie..looks like its all out day for me
11-22-2005, 02:31 AM #29Originally Posted by chest6
don'nt forget the sweet potatoe pie....
11-22-2005, 07:27 AM #30Member
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Depending on your goals...Bulking/cutting etc...A typical thanksgiving meal is not what I would consider a extreme form of "cheating", Most peoples cheat days are MUCH worse than that. Case in point,most AR threads indicate Taco Bell as the favorite cheat food...Carbs and fat together at it's worst.
Granted you're omiting the deserts and sweet stuff of course...Looking at the actual food itself it's not that bad.
Re-feed or high carb day? I'd rather call it that.
11-22-2005, 02:48 PM #31
I guess I can call it a high carb day, you're right. I began to think of it lately, and theres really nothing that bad. I cant think of anything combining carbs/fat...but I probably will have at least a slice of pumpkin pie
11-25-2005, 09:58 AM #32Associate Member
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my gf's cheat
12 oz turkey (approximately, guessing)
about 2.5 cups of candied yams
1/2 cup mashed potatoes
2 cups mandrarin orange/almond salad
2 buttery rolls
1/2 cup cranberry sauce
1 cup green bean casserole
3 slices pumpkin pie
1 sandwich bag of candy corn
1 baby ruth
12 andes mints
3 cups starbucks ice cream
4 TBSPS choc mint fudge
10 tbps FF whipped cream
1 slice apple pie
5 peppermint patties
1 fruit candy slice
handful of nuts
2 bowls of granola w/milk
8 homemade no bake chocolate PB cookies
3 CC cookies
i guess thats it.
11-25-2005, 01:08 PM #33
Damn...I wouldn't even cheat like that. Is she a 200+ pound power lifter?
11-25-2005, 02:33 PM #34Associate Member
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11-25-2005, 02:37 PM #35
I rocked the dinner table last night! Anyone else eat an entire pie? I came damn close.
11-25-2005, 02:44 PM #36Originally Posted by Giantz11
11-25-2005, 02:46 PM #37Associate Member
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I actually had NONE.......however, probably ate 2lbs of turkey, 20oz of yams, 3 cups of cheddar and green beans (my mom's is to die for), and 10oz of mashed potatoes.....just an estimate...sf jello kept me sane.........hammys this am, back in the pm and no I'm ready to go again....nixed the cardio, so feeling kind fat, but need to continue to eat like this for a good 2 months.......hope I can stay off the treadmill...any tricks you use to stop from doing cardio for awhile?
11-25-2005, 06:10 PM #38
I didnt go too overboard..I only had one piece of pie..and a lotta food ran out..I was pissed inside..but i would never say anything
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