Hey guys, Im a pretty lean guy, 6.2, i calculate around 11% body fat. I am trying to get to see all my abs so im cutting right now.
I lift 3 days a week and do cardio 3 days a week. The days I lift I eat more carbs (3 protein/carb meals, 2 protein/fat meals), on cardio days I eat fewer carbs (2 protein/carb meals, 3 protein/fat meals).
I have had good progress so far, but I don’t know if my cheat days on saturdays is helping me or delaying my progress.
I follow a very strict diet using all of the latest knowledge on dieting 6 days a week. On saturday however I eat and eat and eat, no junk food though. No fat in those meals , just a lot of protein and carbs. I dont count calories but I know I am well beyond my daily needs.
What I want to know is if this cheat day actually helps by cutting the catabolic pattern, affecting leptin, restoring glycogen, etc… or if this will actually slow down my progress. It is only one day a week but it is A LOT OF FOOD.
Also, are there any lean guys dieting out there that have made good use of a cheat day like this?
Thanks a lot!