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Old 04-22-2007, 10:11 PM   #1
Howard Wilcox
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Hello folks,

I have a hypothetical question...'cause this would never happen in real life... :biggrin:

Let's say it has been a cheat day and around 6pm, I finish off a bowl of Dreyer's Vanilla ice-cream. It's muy bien.

Should I not eat anything else that evening or should have something protein/fat based to end on a good note (natural peanut butter, a few nuts, possibly a little meat, etc)?

In other words, would a last snack of protein/fat have any beneficial effect or would it just be adding calories and probably not worth it.

Thanks...

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Old 04-23-2007, 09:47 AM   #2
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im wondering the same thing (hopefully the occasion won't arise).
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:56 AM   #3
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I'm anything but an expert here, but I'd kind of imagine that it depends on your goals. If your first priority is to gain muscle - and losing fat is just a side line - I'd expect that it would make sense to go ahead and add a little more protein. (Say, a little tuna fish in spring water? Just add it into the ice cream bowl ... j/k )

(Actually: I'd guess that ice cream, being a milk product, probably already has some protein and plenty of fat - I'd guess that the sugar is the problematic part.)

If your main priority is to lose weight, I have this sneaking feeling that it's probably better to call it a day!

But these are just some undereducated ponderings. I'd be interested to hear what better informed folks have to say about such obviosuly hypothetical, indeed, *mythical* events.
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:53 PM   #4
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Its a cheat day. Let yourself bask in all of its glory. I'm sure you got all the calories your going to need seeing as you probably nailed a Pizza Hut all you can eat (or somthing similar).
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