do you guys ever beat yourself up mentally when you eat “cheat” or “bad” foods? This is more towards when maintaining a lean body or in the mist of dieting down BF.
I’m currently cutting, and I had a cheat meal last night, which I don’t feel guilty about at all. If you can’t handle a nutritional fuck-up every once in a while, then you have a serious problem with food. Learning to ‘cheat’, and not only continue your healhful diet the next meal, but not feel bad about it, is important for anyone who thinks they have emotional eating problems.
I don’t plan cheat meals, exactly, but every couple weeks, if I am particularly hungry, have a craving, and nothing better to do, I might have one. If anything, it helps me mentally, probably physically, and definitely pushes me just a bit harder for the next few workouts. Like I said, it’s about learning that the occaisonal cheat isn’t a bad thing, and how not to feel as if you’ve failed by doing it. If you feel like a failure, then you are.[/quote]
man, i totally agree with you. if you cant handle a little screw up now and then, then somethings definitely wrong. thats just not right. you’ve heard the saying, “eat to live, not live to eat”. If only ppl would do that. you see, this is the problem i have with the sport of bodybuilding. ppl over think everything.
i believe that Robert Dos Remedios said in his interview with Alwyn Cosgrove that he has athletes living off of noodles and cool aid, and still manage to become stronger and leaner. counting every itty bitty calorie and macronutrient ratios is not the way we were designed or meant to live. great bodybuilders of old times past didnt do it, yet they were succesful. and thats something we all have to learn from.