Depressed after cheat day/re-feed day?
i have spent 1.5 years going from 233+ to 129 lbs i am 26 years old woman, and im 5'5". id like to lose 5 or so more lbs. but a few weeks ago i started implementing a cheat day. i thought i had dealt with my food issues and during the time i was losing weight id allow myself some skinny cow ice cream once a day. the last 10 lbs have been a nightmare to get off, but someone told me adding one day of just eating whatever you want and having the day off really helps.
but on those days i get depressed, and eat way too many sweets, i eat from 2000-3000 and sometimes 4000 calories. on those days i got back into my habit of eating way too much and feeling stuffed. anyone whose been overweight knows that "just a little more" voice. i feel so crappy and yet i eat the food anyway. i feel like im going back to who i was. at first it actually felt good to have one day of not worrying about calories and what is or isnt healthy, its good for me mentally.
but how can i have a cheat day without overdoing it? by the way, can i still lose weight with the way im eating? or so i start monitoring my calories even on my cheat day? i currently eat 1500 calories 6 days a week and 1 day is the cheat day.
also, i exercise 6 hours a week. i do weights/cardio. exercises like body attack/pump/combat, and many others in a similar style
Last edited by terestrife; 07-21-2011 at 08:20 PM.