Nope, i don't have abs or a flat stomach everyday. And neither do your top fitness icons. I love food & take my cheat meals very seriously to refeed my body. I don't regret them. I get so much energy from it and kill my next workout and see a lot of progress in muscle growth. And I weigh roughly 5 pounds heavier the next day, but guess what? That is not 5 pounds of fat. It's water retention. It's nearly impossible to gain 5 pounds from just one cheat meal. 1 pound of fat is roughly 3,500 calories. I would need to eat approximately 17,500 calories to gain 5 pounds (theoretically, since everyone has a different metabolism). Just like how you can't lose 5 pounds in just one day, you can't gain 5 pounds that quickly either. But I also know that one cheat meal can actually boost your metabolic rate for up to 24 hours after over eating. Your body produces more heat to compensate for the extra calories and that's pretty freaking cool. Of course this can pack on pounds if your doing it everyday. Life is about balance. So don't weigh yourself everyday. Don't freak yourself out from something you were enjoying in the moment. Don't ruin the memories with family or friends with regret of what you ate. Learn what does & doesn't feel good. Give your body what it's craving. Muscles need fuel to grow, so feed them.
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