How much do you gain after cheat day?
yesterday it was my third cheat day.
I had a high protein breakfast first, but then: sweets, sugar cola, steak with a mountain of french fries, pasta. I also had some stronger alcohol in the evening. I was feeling full all day, believe me...
and in the morning I was 400 grams heavier than the day before. That's less than a pound.
How much do you get?
Yesterday was my first cheat day. I gained 7 lbs (taken from my waking weight until I went to bed).
Waking - Sunday AM - 225 lbs
Bedtime - Sundap PM - 232 lbs
Waking - Monday AM - 229 lbs
I know water and hydration has much to do with this, and I am not worried in the least about the fluctuations. Of course everything is relative on my bathroom scale (with BI BodyFat%).
Hi there filipn,
I've had 3 days of Going Wild practice - and I've added 400gm, 1.1kg and 1.2kg. Photo evidence of my splurges are on my blog.
I'm trying to work out why the first one was so much better - and I did have a couple of home-made (very limey) margaritas before lunch ... maybe imitating grapefruit response? I haven't done the calorie maths to see if the days were at all similar in intake.
But, to date I haven't done any of the damage control techniques - but I will this next one coming up and see if there is any difference. More margaritas! (yay)
Yesterday was my second cheat day and I gained 3.8lbs (306.8->310.6) after it. After my first cheat day, last week, I gained nothing.
Started day off with 37g of protein from unflavored shake. Then a few hours later I had grapefruit juice followed by coffee w/cinnamon, then did 40 air squats and 30 wall presses about 5 or so minutes before cheat-day-eating what would be mostly BBQ (burgers no buns, hot dogs w/buns & kraut, chicken, pasta salad, etc). Then when I was done, about an hour later, the "dessert bar" opened so I had one more cup of grapefruit juice* 10 minutes before eating ice cream (one bowl w/whipped cream, butterscotch, caramel) and brownie bites (about 11 of them w/whipped cream...).
*Would've done the squats and presses again but I was so sore and weak knee'd after doing them because that's actually the first time I've done those types of exercises in years (sad, isn't it?). Throwing in T Handle swings starting Tuesday should help future soreness from that.
Now, granted, that's a lot to eat in one day in only a 8 hours (by the time I left, my stomach looked like I was expecting twins, lol) and I did it up. However, I didn't expect to gain nearly 4lbs! I figured a pound or two, especially with the juice, coffee and exercises. Does my gain sound about right even with doing the damage control, or do you think had I not done that I'd have gained less/more?
Cheat Day, Morning: 233.6 lbs.
Cheat Day, Evening: 245.2 lbs.
Morning after Cheat Day: 239.8 lbs.
This was my first official 4HB Cheat Day, but the previous week I ate whatever I wanted all weekend and was back to Saturday morning's weight after only two days of slow carb dieting. So, hopefully this water weight will be gone a day earlier this week.
when I started out on cheat day I gained about 4 lbs. But when i threw in my weight training and ice bath into the mix (as Tim did in his example in the book), I usually come out .5 lb lighter the day after cheat day. Sometimes 1-2 lbs lighter. The only thing that negates that is a large stuffed crust pizza on cheat day. If I have a pizza I always gain the next day.