Anabolics
Search More Than 6,000,000 Posts
Results 1 to 38 of 38
  1. #1
    chest6's Avatar
    chest6 is offline Banned
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    23,390

    So..about Thanksgiving...

    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??

  2. #2
    IronFreakX's Avatar
    IronFreakX is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Posts
    8,803
    well to me holidays are just like any other day...so yeah i follow it

  3. #3
    MuckDog's Avatar
    MuckDog is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    South Jersey
    Posts
    1,063
    i just eat a boat load of turkey

    then i go to bed as the tryptophan kicks in...

  4. #4
    HansVonSchnittchen's Avatar
    HansVonSchnittchen is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    99

    tgiving

    I try to stick to diets thru the holidays, but usually I end up on an all liquid diet.

  5. #5
    SHRED's Avatar
    SHRED is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    CT *Formerly Buff_Daddy*
    Posts
    1,209
    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.

  6. #6
    Giantz11's Avatar
    Giantz11 is offline Respected Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    4,317
    Yeah, you gotta live just a bit. Plus its thanksgiving, you owe it to your ancestors.

  7. #7
    chest6's Avatar
    chest6 is offline Banned
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    23,390
    I guess Ill just keep it within reason and not go overboard..

  8. #8
    fitnessguy's Avatar
    fitnessguy is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    over the hills & far away
    Posts
    2,028
    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.

  9. #9
    chest6's Avatar
    chest6 is offline Banned
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    23,390
    ya i guess im the only one doing it backwards..

  10. #10
    Austex's Avatar
    Austex is offline Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    519
    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. #11
    PunkOff's Avatar
    PunkOff is offline Associate Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    296
    my mouth is already watering thinking about thanksgiving dinner just go for it.

  12. #12
    MatrixGuy's Avatar
    MatrixGuy is offline Good things come to those who wait
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    UK, Lancashire
    Posts
    5,239
    Just let loose Chest.

    By the way, whats Thanksgiving? (from the UK)

  13. #13
    chest6's Avatar
    chest6 is offline Banned
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    23,390
    Thanksgiving is eating massive amounts of Turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes

  14. #14
    big L 17's Avatar
    big L 17 is offline Female Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Austin,tx
    Posts
    1,229
    i cant wait for thanksgiving i am already getting hunrgy i am just going to limit my self

  15. #15
    Kärnfysikern's Avatar
    Kärnfysikern is offline Retired: AR-Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Scotty, beam me up
    Posts
    14,223
    I dont need any damn holidays to justify cheating

  16. #16
    305GUY's Avatar
    305GUY is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    M-I-YaYo
    Posts
    3,985
    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)

  17. #17
    chest6's Avatar
    chest6 is offline Banned
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    23,390
    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..

  18. #18
    steve0's Avatar
    steve0 is offline NASM~AFPA~CPT
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    TEXAS
    Posts
    3,995
    Quote Originally Posted by Austex
    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!


    took the words right outta my mouth OOO and Chest i see we have been post whoreing a bit have we ???

  19. #19
    jdh's Avatar
    jdh
    jdh is offline Associate Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    big denver, CO
    Posts
    400
    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.

  20. #20
    chest6's Avatar
    chest6 is offline Banned
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    23,390
    good point man..i cant pass up those sweet potatoes..thats for sure

  21. #21
    steve0's Avatar
    steve0 is offline NASM~AFPA~CPT
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    TEXAS
    Posts
    3,995
    turkey
    sweet potatoes
    and last but not least---pumpkin pie !!!!!!!!

  22. #22
    copenhagen's Avatar
    copenhagen is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    PARTS UNKNOWN
    Posts
    898
    i am gonna try to keep myself honest, i imagine i will load up on turkey pretty good

  23. #23
    MuckDog's Avatar
    MuckDog is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    South Jersey
    Posts
    1,063
    what about cranberry sauce? that shit is NASTY!!!

  24. #24
    Austex's Avatar
    Austex is offline Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    519
    Quote Originally Posted by MuckDog
    what about cranberry sauce? that shit is NASTY!!!
    Mmmm...cranberry sauce on a buttered roll. I have to disagree with you there.

  25. #25
    copenhagen's Avatar
    copenhagen is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    PARTS UNKNOWN
    Posts
    898
    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

  26. #26
    novastepp's Avatar
    novastepp is offline Have You Picked a Fight Lately?
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    in a dilapidated apt.
    Posts
    14,924
    Chest, Did You Really Need To Ask Man?...Eat Like An Animal To Become One...

  27. #27
    Panzerfaust's Avatar
    Panzerfaust is offline Ron Paul Nuthugger
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Deutschland
    Posts
    8,828
    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.

  28. #28
    chest6's Avatar
    chest6 is offline Banned
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    23,390
    Quote Originally Posted by novastepp
    Chest, Did You Really Need To Ask Man?...Eat Like An Animal To Become One...
    cuz im cutting right now

    dammit forgot about pumpkin pie..looks like its all out day for me

  29. #29
    Panzerfaust's Avatar
    Panzerfaust is offline Ron Paul Nuthugger
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Deutschland
    Posts
    8,828
    Quote Originally Posted by chest6
    cuz im cutting right now

    dammit forgot about pumpkin pie..looks like its all out day for me

    don'nt forget the sweet potatoe pie....

  30. #30
    SHAOKAHN is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    the road to greatness
    Posts
    535
    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.

    -shaokahn-

    Re-feed or high carb day? I'd rather call it that.

  31. #31
    chest6's Avatar
    chest6 is offline Banned
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    23,390
    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

  32. #32
    Flex2winny is offline Associate Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    497
    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

    then--
    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

    i guess thats it.

  33. #33
    Austex's Avatar
    Austex is offline Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    519
    Damn...I wouldn't even cheat like that. Is she a 200+ pound power lifter?

  34. #34
    Flex2winny is offline Associate Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    497
    5'5.......115...prob 12-15%

  35. #35
    Giantz11's Avatar
    Giantz11 is offline Respected Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    4,317
    I rocked the dinner table last night! Anyone else eat an entire pie? I came damn close.

  36. #36
    happysumo's Avatar
    happysumo is offline Associate Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    205
    Quote Originally Posted by Giantz11
    I rocked the dinner table last night! Anyone else eat an entire pie? I came damn close.
    Yeah bannana cream, so damn good, I almost creamed my pants

  37. #37
    Flex2winny is offline Associate Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    497
    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?

  38. #38
    chest6's Avatar
    chest6 is offline Banned
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    23,390
    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

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •