me and one my best buds went out to a breakfast place this morning where they serve HUGE pancakes, i cant emphasizes huge enough, it was bigger than the plates, i had 3 and i letterally could not eat a single thing today, this was my first cheat meal during my cut since Christmas break, what has been your best/worst(depending how you felt about it) cheat meal?
I am to sugar and chocolate what alcoholics are to alcohol. In one of several cheats within the past year I ate an entire chocolate mousse cake followed by a dozen chocolate chip cookies. I lose complete control. And even fruit will trigger a binge. Of course I feel miserable afterwards, but as with any addiction, after a few days I'm thinking about doing it all over again. I literally must put myself in a frame of mind which eliminates all thoughts of food during the day other than dinner, which is plain meat and sometimes a veg.
Sadly as someone who is (and always will be) recovering from more than a decade of binge-eating, my "worst day" would put all the responses thus far to shame.
I say if eating a piece (or all) of your mother's apple pie makes you happy, go for it! I'm not a person who can indulge anywhere near responsibly, but then we all have different shortcomings.
May your "cheats" be delicious and result in a net increase in happiness! Either way, dust yourself off and get right back on the wagon, thankful you have discovered a better way to eat!
Sorry I do not see the point? I decided to change my life to a LCHF Wheat free one last December. What is the point of then eating crap that you have realised is bad for you? Weird concept to me? lol.
After 5 months of really good eating, I gave in to temptation at a party and I ate a small piece of cake and 2 chocolate chip cookies... over the course of an entire day. That night I was sick enough to wake the entire house! Which just proves to me that cheat days are NOT a part of my lifestyle change, that is FOR SURE!
Now see I think the question really is what is your BEST cheat day ever? Cheating serves an important purpose for many of us so when you do it I think you should really do it up and really do it well. Planned cheat days (I call them treat days) are a great psychological break and can be helpful in "resetting" the body especially for people like me who low carb on a daily basis.
The last one I can remember was a day with oatmeal, 3 fish tacos, a big bag of olive oil potato chips, 7 bananas, and 5 Godiva truffles. I still have the pounds to show for it unfortunately but I'm working on it ;-)
Let me preface this with saying, I've had some ice cream, chips, and even a slice of pizza...all of which were "okay" in terms of how I felt after. But my worse, had less than half a doughnut....was blown' it out for the entire day, horrible.
Recently I finished off a bowl of brownie batter. That was certainly not my worse day, but it had no affect on my sleep. I have been so good and my glycogen stores were so low that the sugar and starch did not ruin my sleep. Very unusually for me.
Probably the worst thing I've eaten is called an elephant ear at saturday market in downtown Portland. Its a huge wheat fry bread, fried in unknown oil, covered with about a cup of sugar.
Of course had a huge blood sugar crash with shakiness a bit after, but fortunatly no explosive activity.
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