This is Day 4 of my Pentamize Weight Loss System maintenance mode. Today will be the most important Evening Dominator that I have done. This is a cheat day. I am not going to go nuts like I did on last month’s cheat day. But I will eat out and drink some coke. I’ll definitely be in trouble by the time of the workout, so I plan on doing at least a 90-minute run.
After the restaurant (lunchtime), I was actually only at 75.7, which is not as bad as expected. Since I was 74.2 kg when I woke up, that was a 1.5 kg increase, which is pretty close to 3 1/2 pounds. So while I cheated some, it wasn’t hog heaven, either. I just had a typical barbecue chicken meal with potatoes and some salad and a large coke at a restaurant.
At 3, I had dropped to 75.6 kg. But after eating my last meal, I was up to 76.1 kg. This looked tough for even just breaking even, but I felt a 90-minute run might do the trick. I went out and lost a typical 1.6 kg, which put me down to 74.5 kg. However, I’ll drink some water before bed and weigh myself again for the final nightly number. Without the water, I am .4 kg under. So it’s good so far. Can I actually have a cheat day and still lose weight? It looks like I may do it.
Yes, I finished up at 74.5 kg because I had some water but also went to the bathroom.
Results For Today (September 22, 2016):
74.5 kg after doing Evening Dominator (weight loss of .4 kg even on a cheat day, albeit a fairly moderate cheat day)
74.0 kg the next morning (.2 kg weight loss)
Running Maintenance Mode Results
Jogging Sessions (Nonstop Jogging)
22M and -.4 kg
44M and -.2 kg
47M and -.2 kg
90 M and -.2 kg (today)
total 203 minutes and -1.0 kg
avg. 50.75 min jogging and -.25 kg in 4 days
Be aware that this particular blog entry in no way endorses cheat days or is meant to imply that it is easy to lose weight on a cheat day. In fact, look at these numbers closely. I didn’t go to an all-you-can-eat buffet or anything like that. I just had a coke and a pretty average-sized meal at a restaurant. The rest of the day was smallish amounts of food. Then, I went out and ran for 90 minutes, which is a pretty long distance of something like 7 miles for me.
I did this as a test. But I have to stress it was a pretty bad run. I had cramps and then a stomachache the whole time. As a general rule, cheat days, especially with really big meals, are just counterproductive to losing weight. The main points of this entry are as follows:
1. Cheat days are something you are going to do. But try to make it a moderate cheat day instead of stuffing your face and gorging yourself for no good reason. Eat what you like, but don’t have 3 huge meals. Have one meal that satisfies you and keep the other meals small; and
2. If you have a cheat day, expect to work hard to make up for it. The extra calories aren’t just going to magically disappear unless you are already someone with a highly efficient metabolism.