I see you like #s.lol...well said..I'm more of a 75-80% guy myself 😂I don't see an issue with a weekly or even 2x weekly cheat meal if you're not in contest prep.
If you're eating 6 meals a day 7 days a week that's 42 meals. You can't tell me 2 of those meals being junk is going to have a significant impact on your goals. You're still eating clean 95% of the time...
In order for me to keep sane I gotta cheat every so often but not to the point of feeling guilty afterwards.Do you guys incorporate cheat meals? If so, how often?
I’m cutting bf % right now, and have a strong urge to smash 6 full size crumble cookies lmfao.
If you do include cheat meals, what’s your go to???
You’re right. I opted for some chocolate rice cakes.Cheat meal = cheating YOURSELF.
Just bc its a phrase doesnt mean its productive.
That’s a punishment snack lolYou’re right. I opted for some chocolate rice cakes.
There’s a certain type of satisfaction in being just a big strong motherfucker.Im going against the grain. I decided to deadlift again so every meal is a cheat meal to get my lift numbers up again. I know Im going to hate the myself at the end of this cycle. When I actually care about being lean I only had cheat meals on the weekends during my rest days.
Fuck Ya!👍There’s a certain type of satisfaction in being just a big strong motherfucker.
I’d say there’s benefits to both. Good luck bro
I was reading through this thread and thinking the same things! If you’re in a hardcore prep phase for a show or something I’d say it’s a lot more justifiable to ignore ‘cheat meals’. But I was watching a YouTube clip the other day that said something along the lines of not taking your cutting meals to such an extreme that it’s at the sacrifice of your own happiness or even detrimental to your relationships!One thing I've learned,
Don't rob yourself of enjoying your life for this shit. If a free meal off plan makes you happy, fucking go for it.
Now, the meal or experience making you happy is the point. If you eat this meal then feel like shit or REGRET eating it, then it's not making you happy, it's just you over eating.
Nobody on this forum, besides Killonb12 is an ifbb pro that I know of so there's no reason you should miss time with family and friends over a good meal unless you're in prep or, it won't make you happy.
I get 2 free meals a week and, usually never have one because I simply feel awful (gut wise) if I eat off plan. I can count on 1 hand the number of "cheat" meals I've had in the last year but, it's not because I'm hardcore, it's just what makes me happy and feel good.
When I do have a free meal, it's just higher calorie foods I would eat anyways. My guys know I'm big on the ole "Have a high calorie meal, big steak and potato with a big salad, sushi, double burger and fries" and even the rare "small dessert" when it's needed.
If you're using cheat meals, just don't go crazy with them. Enjoy and limit.