Stats are 165lbs, 5-6% bf, 21 y.o.
Yesterday I had a major, planned cheat day. Ive been going strict for two weeks, staying within 1500-2000 cals low carb, and I cheated on 5500+ cals. Usually on cheat days I end up feeling like shit, however not this time. Why? Because despite the massive caloric intake I never ate until I was bloated! This seems to suggest that it is that bloated feeling that follows an uncontrolled binge which causes that cheaters angst I got before.
- I read in a BodyOpus FAQ that a simplified approach to knowing when your glycogen stores are becoming full is to stay away from that bloated feeling, thus preventing fat gains. True?
- If true, can fat gain still be possible with glycogen stores being far from full? And if the subject( the dieting cheater) is being in a semi-starvation mode( i.e dieting for a week on a low cal diet).