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Old 02-03-2009, 02:19 PM   #1
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:58 PM   #2
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That should work fine. I tend to not do cheat days, but instead cheat meals a time or two a week...so days are normal, but I'll have pad thai for dinner, or I'll hit this killer diner nearby where I can get bacon/eggs/sausage and a small stack of cakes...works better for me than the 'cheat day', and ends up carb cycling my week.
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:33 PM   #3
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that sounds intriguing...right now my schedule is bjj mondays, wednesdays, thursdays, saturdays, and sundays. i work out mondays, tuesdays, thursdays and fridays. maybe a "celebration meal" on both mon and thurs or tues and fri would fit well relative to all the activity. i'll play around and see whether a tues/fri or mon/thurs works better.

i have a new girlfriend and would like to go out to eat with her more. this could end up being pretty conveniant.
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:40 PM   #4
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Yeah, if your reasons are so that you can eat out with your girlfriend and have those cravings settled, id sugest the cheat meal instead as well.

I just am always on the same diet plan, but when I get those cravings in the day (im IFing as well) ill just plan my meals/ratios accordingly and be able to have what id like.

Plus, its way easier to not feel guilty about a day of binging than it is for one meal out when youve been doing well all day. Make it even better by working out before hand too!
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:19 PM   #5
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I'm doing sort of carb cycling right now, but my numbers are lower--80-100g on workout days, then 30-40g on rest days. About once a week I'll have a cheat day or cheat meal (depends on how the weight loss is going).
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:31 PM   #6
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CLC is a good way to go if you can swing it.

Lyle says that you should take carbs as high as you can go without "spill over". I'd guess you can get carbs up to 3-4 grams/lb with all your activity. Would be good for performance too.

Keep the fat low on those days to keep from getting sloppy and way too out of control on the kcals.

Check out his forum for more information.
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i'm checking around lyle's site. does he have a specific page discussing it? i can't find it right now. any links?
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best way is smaller carb meals, low/no fat, less protein....slow refills.....without spillover.
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i'm checking around lyle's site. does he have a specific page discussing it? i can't find it right now. any links?
This is the best forum discussion. It's about 21 pages, but there's plenty of good stuff in there. Worth sitting and reading for perspective.

http://forums.lylemcdonald.com/showthread.php?t=638

The first several pages are probably enough to get started and then just work your way through as you go.
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This is the best forum discussion. It's about 21 pages, but there's plenty of good stuff in there. Worth sitting and reading for perspective.

http://forums.lylemcdonald.com/showthread.php?t=638

The first several pages are probably enough to get started and then just work your way through as you go.
What's PSMF and EOD? I'm having trouble understanding all the acryonyms.
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