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Cheat days on keto

Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by Lawrencepa, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    I prioritise blood glucose over weight loss. Always have. :) My weight is challenging, to say the least. Exhaustive experiments, varying calorie intake and Adusting my low carbing don't seem to make much difference - to me. I'm a 'special circumstance' due to girlie hormonal stuff that shouldn't affect you. :)

    But for someone who finds that low carbing aids with weight loss, then it isn't difficult to choose lower calorie options from the list I gave above. And for lchfers, then the oils used in curries shouldn't be a problem. Chicken shashlik is grilled kebab style so it ticks all the boxes, and cauliflower or okra or auberine side dishes are good options - although of course different chefs use different amounts of oil.

    We probably only eat out (curry) 3 or 4 times a year, with a couple more takeaways, so maybe once every couple of months. Interestingly, i usually find that the takeaway portions are bigger than the eat in portions, so i only eat half a takeaway, and then have the rest the next day - but again, that is one meat and two veg dishes, which ends up being very filling.
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  2. solo091

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    from a guy who did a year of keto, went from 205 to 149, and then started cheating let me give you some advice (i'm at 177 now, On my way back down). If you're going to cheat, it's one meal, spaced at least every 1.5-2 weeks. It's not an entire day cheat, it's not a weekend cheat, it's one meal. And mentally prepare yourself do going right back to your delicious keto breakfast the next morning. Sometimes we just need to destroy a pizza. There's no shame in that. But you need to be in control of that slippery slope. Don't let it be in control of you. Also, if you're an emotional eater, than fight the urge to cheat at that time. Cheat when you just feel like it. But if you cheat because you want to eat your emotions, I feel like that puts you in a more precarious position with completely falling off the wagon.
    here is a nice article on the subject - http://www.skinnyandsassy.com/cheat-days-ketogenic-diet/
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    #22 solo091, Sep 29, 2017 at 7:57 PM
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  3. JulianRoberts28

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    If your body gets out of keto it will take a few days for you to get back into keto. If you can't get back into keto in less than 7 days and have a cheat meal once a week you will never be in keto.
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