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    IIFYM? Can this always apply even for cheat meals?? cutting help/guidance?

    Currently on a strict cutting diet, very low carbs and medium carbs only with those both being timed. So only carbs at breakfast and 2 hours PWO...

    I've gotta go out for a meal later, the restaurant (Prezzo) has a Gorgonzola stuffed chicken breast with a salad or new potatoes rated at 515kcals.

    I can easily allow for 550kcals and it'll fit nicely into my PWO window for the potatoes/carbs.

    Is this the right way to work this out?? HAving never cut before I don't know how strict you need to be...

    Not like I'll be doing it every day either, but maybe once or twice a week for sanity reasons

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    Re: IIFYM? Can this always apply even for cheat meals?? cutting help/guidance?

    Seriously? Your pic looks like you know what you're doing!
    Anyway, as far as i was aware, even having a cheat meal/ day every 10 days or so helps to stop the metabolism slowing down and stalling weight loss. Enjoy your meal mate, even if you go over by a few hundred.

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    Re: IIFYM? Can this always apply even for cheat meals?? cutting help/guidance?

    Quote Originally Posted by cudsyaj View Post
    Currently on a strict cutting diet, very low carbs and medium carbs only with those both being timed. So only carbs at breakfast and 2 hours PWO...

    I've gotta go out for a meal later, the restaurant (Prezzo) has a Gorgonzola stuffed chicken breast with a salad or new potatoes rated at 515kcals.

    I can easily allow for 550kcals and it'll fit nicely into my PWO window for the potatoes/carbs.

    Is this the right way to work this out?? HAving never cut before I don't know how strict you need to be...

    Not like I'll be doing it every day either, but maybe once or twice a week for sanity reasons
    I dont see no problem with that, this is essentially the whole point of iifym, so u CAN go out and enjoy a meal without feeling guilty, just takes more effort rather than going out and having ribs and plateful of chips and calling it a 'cheat day' lol

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    Re: IIFYM? Can this always apply even for cheat meals?? cutting help/guidance?

    Most of the time I try to fit a "cheat meal" into my maintenance calories.. That way you can enjoy food if you want, and you're not making negative progress, it will just take a little longer to cut.. Which in May isn't really a problem.. (provide you're cutting for the summer)
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    Re: IIFYM? Can this always apply even for cheat meals?? cutting help/guidance?

    Quote Originally Posted by rob w View Post
    Seriously? Your pic looks like you know what you're doing!
    Anyway, as far as i was aware, even having a cheat meal/ day every 10 days or so helps to stop the metabolism slowing down and stalling weight loss. Enjoy your meal mate, even if you go over by a few hundred.
    VERY good light ;) and an extremely well angled photo haha! That's what I'm trying to do now... 90% diet perfect with the odd cheat meal thrown in but not proper cheat meals like McDonalds, just maybe a ribeye steak if my saturates allow it or some sweet potato chips again if they fit my PWO carb window and macros for that day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fatstuff View Post
    I dont see no problem with that, this is essentially the whole point of iifym, so u CAN go out and enjoy a meal without feeling guilty, just takes more effort rather than going out and having ribs and plateful of chips and calling it a 'cheat day' lol
    As above, ribeye and sweet potato is a cheat meal for me

    Quote Originally Posted by L11 View Post
    Most of the time I try to fit a "cheat meal" into my maintenance calories.. That way you can enjoy food if you want, and you're not making negative progress, it will just take a little longer to cut.. Which in May isn't really a problem.. (provide you're cutting for the summer)
    I am sticking with 2,500kcals for the time being and only adjusting the fat and carbs (cycling and timing them), protein usually comes up to about 260-300g a day anyway.

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    Re: IIFYM? Can this always apply even for cheat meals?? cutting help/guidance?

    I've just reworked my evening meal because someone brought cake into the office and I'd be fooked if im missing out a good piece of cake!
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    Re: IIFYM? Can this always apply even for cheat meals?? cutting help/guidance?

    Quote Originally Posted by cudsyaj View Post
    Currently on a strict cutting diet, very low carbs and medium carbs only with those both being timed. So only carbs at breakfast and 2 hours PWO...

    I've gotta go out for a meal later, the restaurant (Prezzo) has a Gorgonzola stuffed chicken breast with a salad or new potatoes rated at 515kcals.

    I can easily allow for 550kcals and it'll fit nicely into my PWO window for the potatoes/carbs.

    Is this the right way to work this out?? HAving never cut before I don't know how strict you need to be...

    Not like I'll be doing it every day either, but maybe once or twice a week for sanity reasons
    Yes it's fine. I've picked up the pace on my cut this week and have eaten macdonalds for lunch twice this week (just a Quarter Pounder though) and yesterday i ate steak and chips twice.

    My weight is down 2lbs this week and I hit a 2013 best on the deadlift 200x3 at 80kg.

    Just make sure your calorie target is not exceeded and you will be fine

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    Re: IIFYM? Can this always apply even for cheat meals?? cutting help/guidance?

    Quote Originally Posted by nick-h View Post
    I've just reworked my evening meal because someone brought cake into the office and I'd be fooked if im missing out a good piece of cake!
    Quote Originally Posted by simonthepieman View Post
    Yes it's fine. I've picked up the pace on my cut this week and have eaten macdonalds for lunch twice this week (just a Quarter Pounder though) and yesterday i ate steak and chips twice.

    My weight is down 2lbs this week and I hit a 2013 best on the deadlift 200x3 at 80kg.

    Just make sure your calorie target is not exceeded and you will be fine
    Right, worked my macros out on the fly and allowed 750kcals for lunch, do you recon I've left enough:

    THE BACON CHEESE - OUR DOUBLE-SMOKED 9 INCHER, TOPPED WITH MELTED CHEESE & RARE-BREED STREAKY BACON IN A FRESHLY BAKED HOTDOG BUN.

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    Re: IIFYM? Can this always apply even for cheat meals?? cutting help/guidance?

    Quote Originally Posted by cudsyaj View Post
    Right, worked my macros out on the fly and allowed 750kcals for lunch, do you recon I've left enough:

    THE BACON CHEESE - OUR DOUBLE-SMOKED 9 INCHER, TOPPED WITH MELTED CHEESE & RARE-BREED STREAKY BACON IN A FRESHLY BAKED HOTDOG BUN.
    I have heard you are a fan of double smoked 9 inchers

    sounds like 750 on the dot ;)
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    Re: IIFYM? Can this always apply even for cheat meals?? cutting help/guidance?

    Quote Originally Posted by simonthepieman View Post
    I have heard you are a fan of double smoked 9 inchers

    sounds like 750 on the dot ;)
    Love a bit of Polish sausage ;)

    Mon to Fri I've been perfect, it's definitely working and not losing any muscle yet...

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    Re: IIFYM? Can this always apply even for cheat meals?? cutting help/guidance?

    Quote Originally Posted by cudsyaj View Post
    Love a bit of Polish sausage ;)

    Mon to Fri I've been perfect, it's definitely working and not losing any muscle yet...
    my food yesterday was a pret bacon and egg baguette, half a chicken and about 500g of home made chilli.

    Tonight i'm going out for duck!

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    IIFYM? Can this always apply even for cheat meals?? cutting help/guidance?

    Quote Originally Posted by simonthepieman View Post
    my food yesterday was a pret bacon and egg baguette, half a chicken and about 500g of home made chilli.

    Tonight i'm going out for duck!
    Taking IIFYM to the edge like it

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    My pwo meal (first of the day)
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    Was a 3 sausage (reduced fat) sandwich on burgen bread washed down with single scoop shake
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    Re: IIFYM? Can this always apply even for cheat meals?? cutting help/guidance?

    based on my fasted cardio and walking to work I am on -500 calories for the day.

    So with a target of 2K cals I have 2.5K left. I think i am going to save 900K for alcohol, 600 for lunch (half a chicken again) and 1K for dinner.

 

 
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