Ok, I’ve been looking on the forums and can’t find anything specifically addressing what should I do the day after an unplanned cheat day? (I am trying to lose about 20 lbs of fat via Meltdown training which I started last week, I wanted to do it by Feb 15.)
I have two questions:
After an unplanned cheat day, should I go down an extra few hundred calories? Or should I go right back to my planned calories?
Secondly, yesterday when I ate too much, I was starving all day. Today I still feel like I am starving. Is that some sort of signal that I miscalculated my maintenance too low? Or is this just part of discipline?
Here are my numbers: I am currently 210 lbs, with 170 LBM, and I calculated my maintenance at about 2700 cal/day (sit on my butt non workout days, add 600 4/week, and 300 2/week for workouts). I eat average 2080 cal/day, broken down to 80g fat, 139g carb, and 197g protein on average.
So I guess, either 2700 cal/day is too low, or else I should eat more than 2100 cal. But I want to try for 2 lbs/week. Since I have a good 40 lbs of fat on me, I hope I can still lose at that rate for awhile.
I did manage to do this once before: I lost 35lbs in 8 weeks this fall on BFL eating only 1900 cal/day, though my workouts were less (300cal 6/week). And I didn’t feel like I was starving and didn’t lose muscle either. It just seems a lot harder this time.