Thread: To cheat or not to cheat?
12-09-2005, 08:51 PM #1
To cheat or not to cheat?
Here i am back on track in my new cutting quest to 185lbs...I started it 3 weeks ago came down with some stomach virus the first week (see link below) and 2 weeks later my mother died (Thanksgiving Day) so i had to fly out of state and was gone a week so of course diet was not such a priority.
Here i am back now and i am probably (Monday weighed in at 207lbs, but figure this is all the bloat etc) around 200-205lbs right now (will check tommorow) and feeling good as i finally feel normal again.
I have always had a cheat meal/day since changing my lifestyle a year and a half ago. I am beggining to wonder if i can afford a cheat meal trying to get as low as 185lbs? I feel good right now but damn does my body want that cheat meal...my body is just begging for a "Chipotle" burrito but my mind is asking me this question....to cheat or not to cheat?
Help...whats a man to do?
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Last edited by Panzerfaust; 12-09-2005 at 08:54 PM.
12-09-2005, 08:53 PM #2
Eat a can or 2 of tuna, and a hand full of almonds..
then ask yourself the same question.
When your full, you wont have the craving any longer
12-09-2005, 08:55 PM #3
You NEED the cheat meal, trust me. Not taking a day to release is going to put your body closer to homeostasis, and that will only slow your progress. Chipotle away! I'd choose Salsarita's though over Chipotle
12-09-2005, 08:56 PM #4
If I ever cheat
its definitly Wendys or Mcdonalds
12-09-2005, 08:57 PM #5Originally Posted by bigrob33
Being full has nothing to do with it, i am talking about mental Chipotle anguish over here....
I am not hungry now and i do not have cravings during the day, its the end of the week and cheat day that i am talking about..like i said i have always had that day and my body knows that day is coming soon (Sunday) and is already telling me it wants a Chipotle burrito.
12-09-2005, 08:59 PM #6
Seriously, it is usually around Thurs-Fri that i begin thinking about what i want to eat on Sunday and Thurs-Fri is generally the day/s i really start thinking about it...funny huh? But it is true...
Shit, i can't be alone in this?
12-09-2005, 09:02 PM #7
Q'doba is where its at! i say have a cheat meal...not a whole day.
12-09-2005, 09:03 PM #8
Cheat meal yes...cheat day...No!
12-09-2005, 09:04 PM #9
Go eat the damn burrito man! Start your diet on monday.
and sorry for to hear about your moms passing bro. Hope your doing ok.
12-09-2005, 09:08 PM #10
Carb craving cruncher (say that 5x fast) = 10 grams glutamine in water
12-09-2005, 09:10 PM #11
i would bro i just had mine yesterdaymmmmm it was ggrrreaaat
12-10-2005, 03:33 AM #12Originally Posted by steve0
You had what? A Chipotle? You farker....
12-10-2005, 01:05 PM #13
I made my day Tuesday. Chipotle, thats a great idea. I remember 2 summers ago when I had chipotle 11 days in a row, followed by 6 cookies from Subway. Man..no wonder I was a fattie.
12-10-2005, 01:09 PM #14Originally Posted by muriloninja
nah farker i had 2 enchaladias with rice/beans and a slice of cheese cake and some candy
12-10-2005, 01:19 PM #15Originally Posted by steve0
12-10-2005, 02:06 PM #16Originally Posted by chest6
12-10-2005, 02:19 PM #17Associate Member
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My diet is also down to a T and i feel great. But having that cheat meal keeps you sane. ANd personally, It makes me look fuller. I usually eat a pizza and carb load up
12-10-2005, 02:36 PM #18Originally Posted by Austex
12-10-2005, 03:49 PM #19Female Member
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My mind is used to a cheat DAY. I usually eat a bad breakfast on Saturday b/c I work at a resturant that serves breakfast. It usually takes me a while to eat it because I am running around waiting on people. Then, by the time I get off I am not hungry anymore. Then for dinner I was bad again. Mentally I want to get to the point where I only have one cheat meal a week, Sat. night. I just started my diet 2 weeks again and its really clean durning the week. I don't mean to steal this thread, but I am constantly thinking about this. What do ya'll think? Any suggestions?
By the way, I have to cheat a least once a week for me to eat clean the rest of the week or I would go crazy, and I usualy start thinking about what I am going to eat Thursday, never befpre then because I will diffently throw myself off with my diet.
12-10-2005, 04:35 PM #20
Cheat or don't. Some do, some don't. I went 3 months without cheating and felt no urge to cheat. I have been eating healthy for so long it becomes second nature. I have also done a cheat meal once a week, and see no difference between cheating and not. I like a refeed of carbs, or just have some smothies, and lots of fruits on my cheat day. To each his own..
12-10-2005, 04:56 PM #21
I have found an entire cheat day to be counter productive. I have tried to have just the cheat meal...but it usually ends up being a few hours because my stomach is so small now from eating little bits at a time...that the most i could eat in one sitting is a slice of pizza. So I guess you could say I have 2-3 cheat mini meals a week. This may work for you flamethrower. It will keep your metabo high also because you aren't gorging yourself in one sitting. No fat puppy syndrome!
I also agree w/kman on the carb up theory. I find this to keep my cravings at bay while not ingesting tons of greasy foods. I usually eat fruit or lucky charms on those days...keeps my sweet tooth happy.
Mmmm lucky charms...dammit!
12-10-2005, 05:32 PM #22Originally Posted by kman
12-10-2005, 06:01 PM #23
Weighed in today at 198.5lbs...goal is 185lbs...
I think i have switched to wanting Poppa Johns Pizza
Might just order one up and tear it up and then have a milkshake and be done with it all.
12-10-2005, 06:58 PM #24
mmmm pizza..thatll be cheat meal 2 tuesdays from now
12-10-2005, 08:53 PM #25
Is it Sunday evening yet?
12-10-2005, 08:56 PM #26
Is it Tuesday afternoon yet?
12-11-2005, 12:19 AM #27
IMHO, if you can go without cheating then do it.. homeostasis yeahhhh.. whatever... most of us cheat for sanity. weeks of lean protein (tuna, tuna , tuna) just messes with your head. nothing wrong with a cheat meal, but if you're gonna do it, make it count... like they say mcdoald's wendy's, gorditas (taco bell), cheat the hell out of it.
12-11-2005, 12:27 AM #28
If you were following some kind of carb cycle, etc.... I would say no depending which type.... but as you are following the cutting sticky basically.
Cheat meal is REQUIRED. Enjoy your meal, move on... continue progressing.
12-11-2005, 02:31 AM #29
i wouldn't say required, everyone's diet is different, if you feel you need it, then take it. but if you're making gains, and not having those fast food cravings etc., then don't cheat. i'm a FIRM believer that the cheat meal is not necessary for personal gains. however, i take one a week because ..... who can't resist the gorditas?????
12-11-2005, 03:17 AM #30Originally Posted by hawktribal
Alof of people tonight at work ordered Chipotle.
12-11-2005, 10:44 AM #31Originally Posted by muriloninja
12-11-2005, 11:47 AM #32
i think its worse on your pysicie if you plan your cheat i always just have it when i feel i need it sometimes its 7 days soetimes its 10 days and sometimes its 30 days
12-11-2005, 12:15 PM #33
what if you just go out and get drunk once a week, would that count as a cheat meal?
12-11-2005, 03:49 PM #34Originally Posted by spittin' 'n cussin'
Whatever you want, its your body...i don't drink so thats not even a concern to me.
12-11-2005, 05:19 PM #35
Just placed my order in at Papa Johns...one large with the works + Jalapeno...heading out ot pick it up..shitn i would have them deliver but i gotta go shopping for this weeks meals.
12-11-2005, 05:46 PM #36
I hate you right now! Chipotle is less than 2 days time!
12-11-2005, 06:10 PM #37Originally Posted by chest6
12-11-2005, 09:03 PM #38
Im considering 2 chipotle burritos, but I like to keep from going overboard
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