My gf and I are both competing on Oct 16. I've been dieting for 17 weeks already, and her 11. This morning when we spoke to our nutritionist he was telling us how bad it can be to binge post contest. Obviously, we know its bad and we aren't going to over do it, especially since we have a photoshoot the next morning, but I would definitely like to go out and have some wings and fries after the contest.
However, he was telling us that it is extremely important to stay focused on the diet immediately after the contest and get back in to things. He scared us both a little when he said that if you binge and balloon after the contest, you'll never be able to have your metabolism, etc, running at the same efficiency again.
This has left a lot of grey areas for both of us and we're a little concerned. I guess what I'm looking for is for people with post contest experience to give some kind of guide line for the safest, healthiest way to eat post contest. We'd like to have our freedom back (lol) a little, but we're both committed to eating relatively clean.
What is everyones experience on this??? We're both first time competitors, so we've never gone through this before!!! Any help is greatly apperciated!!!