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AGGIETERR's Photo AGGIETERR Posts: 2,180
3/6/14 7:08 P

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I think as with everything -- gather knowledge then take what you can use. Some people can do reward or off plan meals without impacting them, others, it impacts them in different ways. I eat off plan once in a while, I try to plan it carefully because if I add too many carbs it triggers cravings and I will be hungry for several days.

I read Christ Powell's book -- he really has some good ideas.. He talks about carb-cycling and carb-averaging among other strategies before he really defines his plan. The carb averaging actually made good sense to me -- one day I may be a little higher than 40, other days a little lower, but my weekly average is 40.


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3/6/14 4:21 P

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Chris Powell, trainer, has a diet that is 2 low carb days, 1 hi, 2 lo and a cheat day (without going too crazy). the hi carb days are just a piece of whole wheat bread or some oatmeal, maybe a higher carb vegt, something like that. I wonder if it is kinda what you all are talking about.Supposed to keep your metabolism mixed up so your body doesn't get stalled. Any thoughts?
I am at the point right now where I am afraid to eat a carb except greens!!

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3/6/14 12:52 P

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Subject: cheating making the body less efficient?

As a diabetic cheat night is not for me. No reason to boost my blood sugar one day a week (or something like that).

For others the body chemistry may have changed and become fat and protein oriented rather than carb oriented, and this switch takes a few days minimum in either direction, so a sudden carb load to a person eating low carb may cause digestive discomfort.

However, it may be that some more abundant carbs now and then make the body think that it is summer time and carbs are plentiful, no reason to be efficient with food energy, hence the weight loss.

I don't know, I'm just taking a guess.

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3/6/14 6:09 A

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Thanks Adzy- that Carb nite sounds interesting. Kind of like carb cycling.

Joyfully~ Eliz in Minnesota

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my WOE is up to 50 g. carb, moderate protein, no sweeteners of any kind, high in good fats, and only REAL food!


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3/6/14 5:52 A

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I have scheduled treat meals as part of my plan and so far it's not done any damage. In fact, my body is looking leaner than ever. In Feb I experimented with a treat night every Sunday and I lost 5lbs that month (my target is 1lb a week). And I felt great.

I know it doesn't work for everyone, so I guess we all have to find out what works for us. Google 'Carb Nite Solution' if you're interested. I think it makes sense (and for me, it's working).

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3/5/14 9:33 A

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Thankfully I didn't go overboard on the "cheat meal". I had decided I wanted pancakes, but the rest of my meal was low carb heaven. I did end the meal with a sundae though so maybe that's not so great. The scale did move up a pound today and I've got some serious tummy problems, but I think loads of water will help that along.

Thanks everyone for your insight!

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3/5/14 6:13 A

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WOW I now what you mean about the dark chocolate almonds! I cant have them around anymore.

I have found that I need a little cheat once in awhile to get the scale moving down. Shakes things up a bit. I also usually get a good workout in the next day.M y cheats are not whole meals or whole days either. Like a dessert shared with someone at a restaurant. And I find that this is not enough to get me craving sugar or bingeing again. But everyone is different.

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3/4/14 9:31 P

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I don't consider an off program meal or food a "cheat" - to me "cheat" indicates dishonesty... I just go on the assumption that's it's an "off program" meal/food. I also try not to do a whole meal, but maybe just an item or two. For instance, a l/c meal but maybe a little indulgence on a dessert - or maybe a bowl of popcorn for a snack, or a dish of ice cream (not all on the same day though of course) And try not to do any of it more than once a week.

just my way of thinking about the situation.



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3/4/14 6:39 P

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I'm the Leader of the Carbohydrate Addicts Team. (the Heller's diet) We eat a daily Reward meal. The reward meal has a higher carb item/items. Years ago when I did it the higher carb item it was something like a muffin. But since I no longer eat grains- my higher carb item is often a 1/2 cup high fat ice cream. But since I don't eat grains the Reward or cheat no longer entices me. I drink enough Heavy whipping cream and decaf coffee that I don't crave a certain high carb item anymore. My only problem with carbs right now is those little dark chocolate almonds I nibble on too much! LOL! They add up fast at 2 g per almond.

For me a cheat does not show up on the scale unless it's everyday. It's kind of like carb/calorie cycling. high carb days (150 g) alternating with low carb days (30 g). High calorie (2,000) alternated with low calorie (16000). If I keep my body guesing I maintain.

But since I need to lose, I'll have to go high carb no more than 50g and low card 0-20g. So my high carb day for me would be considered a cheat day.

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3/4/14 1:38 P

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Long-term LCHF maintainer here. For me, a single off-plan meal late in the day won't do much to the scale the next morning, but the day after that; and an overindulgence in sugar means cravings two and three days later. Just when I think I'm safe. -G-

Congrats on keeping it to one meal!

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3/4/14 1:23 P

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Yep, cheat meals don't sit well with me either and aren't worth it. The stomach ache and headache aren't worth it. When I cheat, it shows up on the scale the 2nd day after. The other problem with cheat meals is that they throw you out of fat burning mode and it takes awhile to get back into it, so it really slows weight loss down. For many people it also fires up cravings.

One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don't feel like doing it. - Unknown


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3/4/14 12:46 P

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I know that some low carb diets include a "cheat meal/day". Last night, I decided to go ahead and give into my craving for some carb loaded food. I've been doing very well since Christmas and promised myself that I would have this ONE MEAL and not let it derail the rest of my progress. Now I'm just wondering if/when it will show up on the scale.

Today I'm right back to my low carb ways, but I'm anxious to see if my cheat last night will show up on the scale. There was no change as of this morning, but have others noticed a bump a day or so later? Just looking to get some insight from people who have used cheat days and their experience on what happened afterwards.

After my cheat meal, however, I realized that carbs don't sit as well as they used to which I guess is a good thing. My tummy was NOT HAPPY afterwards.

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