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cja916
08-11-2012, 10:05 AM
Talking about cutting (178lb down to 165 for me). The other day I was on point with calories, but had a blizzard from DQ. Just wondering how frequently you fit sweets into your diet or even things like pizza & fries..

My day the other day went like this:
-protein shake & peach (pre)
-2 scoop protein shake (post)
-tilapia fillet w/ broccoli & cottage cheese
-DQ blizzard (strawberry cheesecake)
-chicken breast w/ baked potato & cup of milk
-2 celery stalks w/ natural pb

Not looking for advice or anything, just wondering how everyone likes to fit sweets in their diet.

King222
08-11-2012, 10:15 AM
many people are fans of fitting foods they enjoy through IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros), this is done by insuring you meet your fat, protein, and caloric goals for the day while still including the nutrition info of the "sweets".

An example would be having a 300+ caloric surplus whilst bulking, requiring 2800 calories, ~75g fat and ~165g protein.. So in 1800 calories you can eat enough fat and protein so that you reach your goals and then with 1k calories you can eat a nice pint of B&J's! You have to remember to eat your days worth of micro nutrients though -- fruits and veggies AllDay!

germaine07
08-11-2012, 10:23 AM
Moderation and count the macros from them.

kenny878
08-11-2012, 10:23 AM
i perfer to eat micro nutrient rich foods as they satisfy me more as well as make me feel better

that being said, if i want some frozen yogurt, i just fit it into my macros. simple

LaMartian
08-11-2012, 10:29 AM
i perfer to eat micro nutrient rich foods as they satisfy me more as well as make me feel better

that being said, if i want some frozen yogurt, i just fit it into my macros. simple

This exactly... today I have a huge ice cream craving, so I killed a few of the normal carb sources (fat and protein requirements are still met / exceeded) and am now eating a half-pint of Ben & Jerry's. Tomorrow it's back to normal. Not a cheat meal, still on macro target... but I get to eat some peanut butter cup :-D

saresky
08-11-2012, 10:36 AM
I simply eat them and either scale back on other meals or add an extra cardio session...pretty easy to burn 300 cals in 20 mins or so on treadmill...eat you candy bar and do some HIIT cardio later when u feel like it.

tden99
08-11-2012, 10:44 AM
Its very easy when I bulk at around 3300-3500. Was fitting a pint of BandJ around 6x a week. Cutting at 2500 is much harder though.

I have found talenti the easiest to fit, like coconut for 760 cals, 36g fat, and 100g carbs, its not hard to fit a pint every once and a while.

chameleonism
08-11-2012, 10:46 AM
There are some "light" ice creams that are pretty good for around 100-130/calories serving. You can have a pretty massive bowl for under 750 calories easy.

tden99
08-11-2012, 10:52 AM
There are some "light" ice creams that are pretty good for around 100-130/calories serving. You can have a pretty massive bowl for under 750 calories easy.

Yea, the problem is I cant have the big tubs around...they don't last (and I love the breyers birthday blast). I purposely buy a few pints at a time because I won't open new ones.
Not sure what I'm going to do when I'm older and have kids though, obesity here I come.

Brandon0212
08-11-2012, 11:02 AM
Talking about cutting (178lb down to 165 for me). The other day I was on point with calories, but had a blizzard from DQ. Just wondering how frequently you fit sweets into your diet or even things like pizza & fries..

My day the other day went like this:
-protein shake & peach (pre)
-2 scoop protein shake (post)
-tilapia fillet w/ broccoli & cottage cheese
-DQ blizzard (strawberry cheesecake)
-chicken breast w/ baked potato & cup of milk
-2 celery stalks w/ natural pb

Not looking for advice or anything, just wondering how everyone likes to fit sweets in their diet.


We don't.

zaman1991
08-11-2012, 11:02 AM
Weather cutting or bulking its importnt to eat around 500 calories of foods you like, for me its a snickers and milkyway everyday.

Cohaku
08-11-2012, 11:11 AM
My main meal of the day, cutting OR bulking, is yohgurt mixed with whey and creatine and cereal/nuts (these vary by cut/bulk). I can easily get 80-100 grams of protein in this alone.

Two servings of chicken smothered with two pre-sliced pieces of cheese (90 calories each), bumps me to 130-160 (average LBM/bodyweight).

Depending on the main meal, I can have 500-700 calories left. A pint of Breyer's with oreos mixed in is 520 calories.

Sometimes, the first meal alone curves my sweet tooth, and then the latter meal becomes sardines with cottage cheese, mixed with sunflower seeds and other things, depending on my macro needs.

tjwoody
08-11-2012, 11:14 AM
i got this fetish for this thing I make with icream, coconut, choc chips, a reeses cup and some whip cream. i can fit it in most days as long as i plan the day out a bit.

chameleonism
08-11-2012, 11:17 AM
Yea, the problem is I cant have the big tubs around...they don't last (and I love the breyers birthday blast). I purposely buy a few pints at a time because I won't open new ones.
Not sure what I'm going to do when I'm older and have kids though, obesity here I come.

I know exactly what you mean!

Freerunner12
08-11-2012, 09:27 PM
Sweets will just raise your blood sugar levels and then drop them down, making you want more sweets to raise sugar levels. But still if there is anytime I'll do it on a rest day

Chad31275
08-11-2012, 10:02 PM
I cant seem to fit in any sweets or candy into my day. All my cals go to trying to get enough protein and fats. My maintance is at 2566 cals so if anybody has some tips for me i will take them!!

I miss gumdrops.....

TXBRASS
08-11-2012, 10:05 PM
Same for me...just fit it in my macros.

Fitnessinsussex
08-12-2012, 02:37 AM
Eating 3,500 tomorrow. (even though I probably need 4,000+)

Meal 1.

Garlic Butter Bread Rolls (x2) - 740c
Kangaroo Meat (450 grams) - 450c ~~~~~~~~~ Only costs $5 and it's 90 grams of protein (LEANER THAN CHICKEN BREAST BRA - only 93 calories per 100 grams - I just round it off to 100)
Tomato Sauce - Sugar/Salt reduced by 70% - 90 calories
Skinnycow Icecream - 110 calories
Pineapple (220g) - 125 calories
Strawberries (250g) - 125 calories
Rolled whole wheat Oats (80g) - 300 calories
Milk (250ml) - 100 calories
Almonds (24) - 160 calories.

Total : 2,200 calories.

Remaining: 1,300 calories.

IIFYM is the best **** ever.

Will probably get a donut or 2 on the way home to fit in there also.

RubenOlivares
08-12-2012, 03:06 AM
We don't.

"We don't"?

If you're referring to the forum as a whole, or the "community", I think you'll find that infact "we" do.

SayMilesAway
08-12-2012, 05:48 AM
I'm cutting at 2500 cals. I eat ice cream everyday. Eating foods like chicken breast which are very low calorie leaves me room to eat the things I want.

chillaxbroseph
08-12-2012, 05:52 AM
I cant seem to fit in any sweets or candy into my day. All my cals go to trying to get enough protein and fats. My maintance is at 2566 cals so if anybody has some tips for me i will take them!!

I miss gumdrops.....

Not surprising. Given the amount of misinformation I've seen you post here, it's clear that your approach to dieting is significantly flawed.

JasonDB
08-12-2012, 06:26 AM
I cant seem to fit in any sweets or candy into my day. All my cals go to trying to get enough protein and fats. My maintance is at 2566 cals so if anybody has some tips for me i will take them!!

I miss gumdrops.....

Assuming you hit the minimum numbers for your body weight, which would be around 170g of protein, 77g of fat... which total about 1373 calories... with roughly 1200 calories to play with you have no room for sweets? This explains your red status.

Chad31275
08-12-2012, 07:46 AM
Not surprising. Given the amount of misinformation I've seen you post here, it's clear that your approach to dieting is significantly flawed.Could you give me an example of the "misinformation" i post here?