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How does my cheat day compare to yours?

Hey Everyone!

New to the site here but thought I would chime in after my first week and tell you about my cheat day this past Saturday to give you a chance to critique it!

Two Chocolate Chip health bars

1 bagel with cream cheese and jelly

2 cupcakes (chocolate & mint cookies & cream)

2 Pancakes

2 eggs over-easy

2.5 turkey sausage links

3 slices of cheese pizza

Hand full of goldfish

3 Wee Heavy Scottish Beers (Dark)

Swig of Johnnie Walker Black


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sounds like a good, satisfying cheat. this is my sixth week on slow carb. I opted out of my cheat day last saturday, because I felt it was too negatively affecting my progress. Here's a sample of one of my cheat days though, and its pretty extreme (mind you I'm a 124 pound girl).

1/4-1/2 cup of peanut butter

8 oreos

6 peanut butter patties

4 thin mints

4 lemonade cookies

a chocolate donut

peanut butter m & m's

fries and mint chocolate chip ice cream

shamrock shake

puppy chow


ring pop

diet coke


mushroom melt sandwich from potbellies

yeah I kind of lose control on cheat days, so I am sticking to carb refeeds from now on. I don't like how I feel and look after cheat days : (

  • Mags commented Jun 24th 2011:

    hahaha puppy chow is something popular in the midwest. Its like chocolate/peanut butter/powdered sugar covered chex mix. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/puppy-chow/detail.aspx

    no i DO NOT eat dog food haha

  • angi465 commented Sep 8th 2011:

    Gee, Mags, do you like peanut butter? LOL! So do I! BTW, I told my son and hubby about puppy chow and we HAD to run out and make it immediately! Lucky I get to binge tomorrow. I did taste it and it's very good!

  • TeaLove commented Jun 23rd 2011:

    Puppy Chow? Really? Am I missing something here...? Not that I am judging just super curious!

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Before I started the SCD, I was a fast-food junkie. I avoided it on my first cheat day, but by #2, I had McDonald's breakfast, Wendy's for lunch, and Round Table pizza for dinner. I paid for it the next day, not so much with weight gain, but with this carb and bad fat hangover. Tired all day long. But it was worth it!


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Oh my sweet God!

In addition to my slow-carb breakfast (half carton egg whites stirfried with cabbage), coffee with cinnaomn, yerba mate tea with lemon and grapefruit juice, I had:

- About 1/4 cup of almond butter

- order of onion rings

- Samosa

- 2 pieces french loaf

- 1 bowl garden salad with dressing

- Firecracker Shrimp Penne

- 2 pints of cider, 2 rum and diets, 1 brain hemorrage shot, and coffee with tequila rose (I know, right?)

- 2 pieces of chocolate cake, followed by god knows how much additional icing

- a quarter box of Mary's crackers

I know we are allowed to eat entire pizza's and drink entire kegs - but, seriously, seriously, this has got to be killing me one Saturday at a time.

Mentally, though, how awesome! It's the first time in years that I don't feel guilty about eating.


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My hubby and I had our first cheat today today after losing 6 pounds on the first week.

Started out with my low carb breakfast

Midmorning - sausage gravy and biscuit and cranberry juice, 1/2 bag of whoppers

midafternoon - 2 slices of pizza, chocolate cake and milk, rest of the bag of whoppers

evening - chocolate shake

Yikes! this scares me but it was fun to eat what I wanted without remorse. I will start again tomorrow on our regular routine and not weight for a day or two I think.....I'll let you know how it goes. My husband loaded up on pancakes and then wasn't even hungry until supper....


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To say I was awful? Complete understatement. If it moved and had sugar on it, I ate the damn thing. Cheat day weight gain the next morning: 6 pounds.

Here's hoping a lot of that goes away as I'm officially now 1.5 pounds up from starting the diet last Monday.

I do see how the lifestyle change would work with this. I'm excited and it's a welcome change from my Weight Watchers cult where I'm been ineffectively living for the last couple years.

Go team.

- Kirsten

  • Ruby commented Jun 23rd 2011:

    "If it moved and had sugar on it, I ate the damn thing."

    Rotflmao :=)

  • Ruby commented Jun 23rd 2011:

    Most people find that they have lost any extra gains after a few days. Did you do any of the cheat day damage limitation exercises listed in the book? Not essential but does help, well, limit the damage, lol!


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It doesn't compare:

-6 homemade buttermilk pancakes (half with bacon, half with blueberries)

-1/3 cup maple syrup

-2 eggs scrambled with cheese

-8 cinnamon rolls

-1/2 gallon raw milk

-1/2 package fig bars

-small glass orange juice (don't really like the stuff)

-1/3 pint mcconnells vanilla bean ice cream

-1/2 cup homemade cinnamon honey ice cream

-2 slices pizza

-a shit ton of homemade banana pudding

-6 glasses of cabernet

-1/2 cup of raspberries

-3 passion fruits

-1 grilled cheese sandwich

-1/3 package sunflower crackers

-raw cheddar

I think that is all ha >:D

At 5'4" around 128 lbs now!


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Here is what I had last Saturday....

6 bananas

1 gallon chocolate milk

2 jack in the box double cheeseburgers

1 large order of cheese sticks

1 large order of hashbrown sticks

2 large coca colas

1 large bag of tapatio doritos

4 Irish death ales

2 large orders of cajun chicken pasta

1 half loaf of garlic bread

That is a pretty average Saturday for me. Sometimes I eat even more just to push the limit.

I have been doing this for 9 months now and have lost 40 pounds and 6 inches from my waist measurement!!! So Awesome!

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