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Need Serious Answer!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Nutrition & Supplements' started by ErikTheRed, May 3, 2005.

  1. ErikTheRed

    ErikTheRed Well-Known Member

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    Ok guy all here is the deal.

    I am graduating college in two weeks. I haven't done much partying/unhealthy eating because I've been cutting. Is there a way for me to do pizza and junk a couple times a week until I graduate without gaining fat/loosing muslce.

    Say I still get 180 g's of protein, still go to the gym but up my cardio to an hour 7 days a week. Will that allow me to eat a few slices of pizza and not gain (other than obvious water weight)? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    PS I know eating healthy is a lifestyle and I have been living that lifestyle for a lmost a year and will most definitley get back into after graduation)
     
  2. don_1987

    don_1987 Well-Known Member

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    First of all, just because you're consuming 180 grams of protein doesn't mean you can preserve muscle and/or lose fat or even stay the same... I bet you know that in order to do that, you need to exercise and diet accordingly, right?
    Secondly, to answer your question, I cannot guarantee you that you will not lose muscle and/or gain fat, but as long as you keep eating healthy (with and extra slice here and there), keep on exercising I bet the damage will be kept to a minimum and hardly noticable...
    I don't know about your body but my body can stand up to 3 months of poor eating (according to me...) and then the noticable changes will happen. If it's only for 2 weeks or a month, I'm sure the changes will be neglicable :nod:
     
  3. vovo

    vovo Well-Known Member

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    party party party,

    this is something that does not happen often for most it only happens once. so enjoy it, afterwards when you are partied out then you can worry about cutting again.

    just my take on the situation

    ~vovo
     
  4. jsbrook

    jsbrook Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't say I disagree. However you don't have to be excessive. To take a middle road, I think you could probably maintain by drinking (if you drink) on the weekends and limiting poorer food choices (like pizza) to the weekend. Continue to eat clean and workout hard during the week. You might even be able to lose if you remain in an overall calorie defiict. More generally, I think that eating clean during the week and somewhat looser on the weekend (but not excessive) is a recipe for lifelong health and maintenance. Working out hard would also be a staple.
     
  5. brezman

    brezman Well-Known Member

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    Pffft. Why are you even worrying about this?

    Go wild for two weeks and get as much out of it as you can. You'll never be graduating college again.
     
  6. jsbrook

    jsbrook Well-Known Member

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    This is true.
     
  7. RTE

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    Party, Party, Party when I was in school meant Girls, Girls, Girls. I don't remember the pizzas. But do what ever rocks your boat. :gl: and congrads
     
  8. wh0rume

    wh0rume Senior Member

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    oh, it still means Girls Girls Girls, only with the addition of Alcohol.

    i say - try your best to stay away from putting junk in your body. yes, you'll only graduate college a few times in your life at most - but it sounds like you're just trying to make excuses to go back to old ways.

    trust me ... [girls + pizza + alcohol] isnt any better than [girls + alcohol]. lay off the crap food, drink some water, and do some keg-stands.
     
  9. jsbrook

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    I agree with this completely. Milk the parents for a couple great meals over graduation weekend. Don't worry about some crap late night food on a given night or two. But generally, at least in my mind, food is very secondary to the fun of graduation week (girls and alcohol and paryting with people you're not gonna see as much is much more along the lines of what it's about. hehe.)
     
  10. ErikTheRed

    ErikTheRed Well-Known Member

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    much appreciated all... I thnk you are right... While I truly wasn't trying to make an excuse, you only live once.. I will let you know what happens and again, thanks for the words.
     
  11. Coachese

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    I think that eating clean during the week and somewhat looser on the weekend (but not excessive) is a recipe for lifelong health and maintenance. Working out hard would also be a staple.

    I could not agree more....worrying about 3 pounds here, 3 pounds there makes everything sound SO DAMN EARTH SHATTERINGLY IMPORTANT..my feeling is that if I weighed say between 180-190 with 8-10% body fat and was able to maintain that with eating clean all week, working out and then having fun on the weekends and kept going like this for the rest of mylife, I would consider my health goals to have been reached and exceeded.

    to each there own.
     
  12. jsbrook

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    Exactly. I'm only 22, so I dont' know that it would work forever (metabolic slowdown with age, etc...) but it's always worked for me.
     
  13. don_1987

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    Forever seems a very long time... But I'm sure as time goes by we'll know what works for us and we will adapt in time (talk about evolution :lol: ) I mean, once you see it stopped working, I'm sure you'll know when and how to change that. But again, forever seems like a very long time ;)
     
  14. Fluogen

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    Just remember Red Forman's advice:
    "When used separately, women and alcohol can be a lot of fun. But if you mix them, they can turn you into a dumbass. "

    Have fun and congratulations on graduating.
     

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