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Cheat "weekend"?

I'm really struggling with the one cheat day thing. During the week it's not hard sticking to the slow carb diet, however on the weekends it's another story. Sat is my typical cheat day, however when Sunday morning rolls around, and the boyfriend pours his first mimosa...I usually cave. I know this is not the most beneficial way to lose, but I was wondering: If I'm absolutely PERFECT Monday - Friday, including kettle bell swings, ab exercises, running..etc, can I cheat two days? I know it sounds like total lack of will power (and really is I suppose), but I just wanted some feedback. Has anyone tried this and had success? Suggestions needed please! :)

  • sallyfinn commented May 9th 2011:
    Thanks everyone for the responses. I think I'm just going to have to buckle down and stick to one day. I'm just going to throw the OJ and pizza off the balcony once the cheat day is over. Its just too tempting. :) Thanks again!


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Although I can't say I've tried it and so of course have no way to tell you this as fact... I'd say that it would be better to stay on SCD Mon through Fri if you truly can't resist on Sundays than the alternative... which would be to not do it at all.

I'm sure you'll still be getting results compared to just eating the way you used to all 7 days... just less quickly.

  • cvesper commented May 9th 2011:
    Yeah I think the results would probably just be less dramatic. Sticking to it throughout the week will still be good, but 2 cheat days will probably slow your progress significantly.

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The past few weekends I have cheated more than just one day. This was mostly due to social events, in which the food was not 4HB friendly and I was having a few drinks as well. I feel like this really hindered my weight loss as I found myself taking most of the next week to loose the weight from the weekend even with added excercise. I would not recomend it and am really glad I will be able to get back to my regular cheat day on Saturday.. and only Saturday.


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Im looking forward to seeing more answers to this!! I have two toddlers and it is much easier to eat my slow carb meals during the week at work. I think the answer is going to be that you will have to test it. It will probably have a lot to do with what your goal is to. If I knew I could have a free for all every weekend and still lose 3 pounds a week, I would love it!


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It's up to you, I've been experimenting with doing either Saturday or Sunday and I haven't seen any adverse results yet. It's hard for me to commit to one specific day every week not knowing what's going to happen (Easter, Mother's day, etc) so maybe try that?


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In my opinion, I think you already know the answer to your question. I would pull through and ask for your boyfriend's support rather than his unintentional taunting you with delicious treats. Also, from personal experience, I feel that if I went pass the 24 hour window for a cheat day, results slowed down much more than usual, but that's just me.

Everyone is different, and everyone makes their own modifications to this SCD. If you want to experiment with it and it ends up working in your favor, who's to tell you that you can't and shouldn't do it? Hope that helps.


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