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Offsetting Bad Meals?

I’m a teacher and today was our city’s “teacher appreciation day”. In celebration of the day, we were fed breakfast and lunch. Long story short, I had an absolutely awful (although tasty)lunch, with a lot of fat and carbs.

My question is this: Are there any techniques or methods commonly used to “offset” a cheat meal? I think i’ve read something from Poliquin where he talks about having a low-cal day to make up for a cheat meal/day.

Your thoughts and ideas are much appreciated!


Keep on truckin. One day won’t destroy metabolism or your body. Just opt for better choices next time around.

Trying to cut calories the next day tends to put things in a negative perspective, of “oh, I can eat this ‘crap’ today, and just cut calories tomorrow”.