Originally Posted by Stryker44
Right now I weigh 257 lbs. Started at 290 lbs on November 6th. Want to get to 190 by June.
I'm currently doing 60-90 minutes of cardio, along with weights 6 days a week. The weights I'm doing Day 1 - Shoulders and Chest Day 2 - biceps/triceps Day 3- Legs. Abs every other day.
I'm allowing myself a "cheat day" the one day of the week I'm not working out (Sundays as of right now). I'm noticing that I put on a few lbs during that cheat day, but overall have been making progress from week to week.
Do you think having that cheat day is important in terms of long term fitness? I'd really like to keep the weight off once I get down to 12 percent body fat or so.
If you feel like you need the cheat day then do it. If not then don't do it. Don't just cheat to cheat.
Yes, you will put on a little weight from that day, but in 2 or 3 days it will be gone.
It's probably best to do it every 10 days but do whatever works for you.
Also... How many grams of carbs are you eating a day? How many total calories? Just curious.
You're doing good but you're losing weight because you're on a calorie deficit. Not because you cut out carbs. Although lowering Carbs is beneficial during weight loss and helps retain more muscle. Cutting them out all together isn't a good idea though and will effect your energy. Especially during your workouts.