Does getting 'drunk' on cheat day hinder your progress?
A lot of the reasons I am fat is because I love to have a drink or 2 or sometimes 10. Yes yes I know it is not good for me AND I am trying to cut down. For me drinking alcohol is much more enjoyable than munching into some chocolate cake or burgers and pizza. SO I was wondering if anyone has had success on having some alcohol (more than 2 glasses) on cheat day and still had good losses.
Does anyone think it is better to stay away from it altogether?
The Best Answer
In my experience you can still have sucess on the diet, even if you like to have a few (or more) on cheat day (and pre cheat day)
I typically have 3-4 pints of beer (good Pacific Northwest Microbrews) and 1-2 bourbons on the rocks on cheat day. I may even have a couple of glasses of wine. Saturday is always my cheat day and most Fridays I will allow myself 3 glasses of wine and a bourbon.
I have been on the diet a total of 18 weeks and have lost 30 pounds (227 to 197). I do excercise ALOT more than four hours a month though. I average 3-4 hours of weightlifting and about five hours of cardio (running or biking) per week. I did manage to lose my first 15 pounds without this much exercise, but had to up the intensity when I seemed to plateau after 10 weeks.