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    Cheat meal question.

    If your on a 300cal (random number) deficiet a day (2100/w), on your "cheat meal", say on a Saturday night, you still dont want to blow ur weekly number right?,ie; a fat burger, fries, ice cream and a six pack that adds to 3000cals, now you're over your deficiet by 900cal.

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    Cheat meals are counter productive....

    Plan in a weekly refeed where you consume roughly 150% of the carbs that you would normally be consuming on training days.... Keep the fats the same....
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    cheat meals will do exactly what u said above: take away from ur weekly deficit. u can offset it (this is where fasting can be useful) by fasting all day and then eating your cheat meal for dinner... ur macros will prob not line up but u should be able to keep from affecting your deficit too much if at all.. personally when strictly cutting i have maybe a cheat meal every 3-4 weeks.. they work better in maintenance diets

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    Quote Originally Posted by --->>405<<--- View Post
    cheat meals will do exactly what u said above: take away from ur weekly deficit. u can offset it (this is where fasting can be useful) by fasting all day and then eating your cheat meal for dinner
    This is what I'd do if you have to have a cheat meal. Like 405 said, your macros will be off for that day, but it's not that big of a deal, unless you're training to step on stage.

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    I always make sure my macros are the same.

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    I've always wondered this myself and was thinking the same thing you were. I try to have a cheat SNACK every day instead of a cheat meal. For example I'll have 1 cookie or just a heaping TBSP of ice cream. It seems to work pretty good for me. But I guess in the end whats the difference if I have 1 cookie every day or 7 cookies on one day. I'll always try to have oatmeal cookies or PB cookies to trick myself into thinking they are better for me when really the difference is miniscule

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