View Full Version : Cheat Day Weight Gain
08-18-2011, 02:38 PM
Had my second cheat day on Saturday and Thursday morning I'm still 1.8 pounds higher than I was Saturday morning. Wondering if the whole cheat day is worth it - it's a little frustrating.
08-21-2011, 08:59 PM
experiment a little...i found a full on cheat day doesnt work for me, but a cheat meal (no more then 100 grams of carbs...if that) and a few beers does wonders! next Saturday eat a slowcarb breakfast and lunch and get a pizza for dinner or something and see how that treats you half way through the week.
08-22-2011, 03:17 PM
So I'm not the only one....It took me a full week to get back to cheat day weight. What a waste! I'll try just having a cheat meal (and maybe a snack - I love chips!) and see how it goes.
Thanks for the support.
08-29-2011, 09:57 AM
Do you eat a slow carb breakfast on your cheat day?
I found that helps a lot with minimizing the effects.
I also found that I am having a lot easier time with this diet if I do 2 cheatmeals a week instead of a full-out-day. Also makes some of my social routines one hell of a lot easier.
Makes no difference in weight loss for me /yet. Might have to change that when things slow down, but right now, they aren't :)
09-15-2011, 12:18 PM
I'm fairly self-indulgent on my cheat day (Saturday) and it often overlaps into the next day because of certain circumstances, but I've found that the one or two pounds I might gain do fall off by midweek at the latest.
I did have an odd week last week because of the Labor Day holiday and then I had some out-of-town concerts where we had to eat on the way and the only options were sandwiches (and I really logistically couldn't bring my own food.)
But overall it didn't put as much of a roadblock in my path as I expected it to.
I'm still terribly inclined to cheat--I think I'm actually just not eating enough vegetables and I haven't found a good substitute for sweet cravings that I can stick to--so my weight loss has been really slow, but I've just added riding my bike to work 2 to 3 days a week, so that seems to be helping a little.
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