Originally Posted by conceptionist
Tempted to try ice cream and cakes as a carb source in my diet after reading that some of you guys do it.
Anything special I should consider before doing so? Will obviously still monitor my carb intake and eat within my macro range.
Also read about the once per 2 weeks huge sugar filled cheat meal plan to boost metabolism. Is this only recommended while cutting on a big calorie deficit or does it work in general?
1. not really, just monitor your results
2. as far as asking whether it works or not, what are your goals? the cheat day is a great way to lean bulk, or stay leanish at the same bodyweight and get stronger - this depends on how long you have been doing it. mrchariybrown - who is a big fatty - cheats 3 days straight and doesn't gain a pound but gets stronger. when i was doing cheat days i would be slowly adding mass while staying at a relatively constant bodyweight. it absolutely revs up your metabolism; whether nor not this is conducive to you achieving your goals is a different story.
my experience with the cheat day was monday-friday at or slightly below maintenance, saturday cheat, sunday fast. strength/size gains were great and i added good mass without fatting up. if you are trying to cut or otherwise drop weight, its probably not the best way to go. its probably not a good idea if you're already a fatty either