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Old 07-13-2012, 11:44 PM   #1
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Okay so im on extended induction and I want to have like 1 day a week where I can eat like 50 carbs. Is this a bad idea or is it okay? I don't want to be kicked out of ketosis
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:02 AM   #2
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50 grams a day might kick you out of ketosis. Everyone is different.

I think it might also depend on what foods that 50 grams comes from.

You need to ask yourself, if you get kicked out of ketosis and the hunger and cravings come back...do you have the will power to get right back on plan or is it going to set you off and make you lose control?

What is your motivation for wanting to do this? Is there one particular thing you are missing?

So many variables...
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50 grams a day might kick you out of ketosis. Everyone is different.

I think it might also depend on what foods that 50 grams comes from.

You need to ask yourself, if you get kicked out of ketosis and the hunger and cravings come back...do you have the will power to get right back on plan or is it going to set you off and make you lose control?

What is your motivation for wanting to do this? Is there one particular thing you are missing?

So many variables...
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I think it's a good idea. The reason I like the idea is because it works for me. As long as it doesn't cause you cravings, or to binge for another day or two after, I like throwing the body a curve once a week. Just make syre you stay strict the other 6 days.
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Is it a particular food flavor or texture that's making you preoccupied? If so then 1 serving a week may be a fair bargain, but chances are there are some good LC alternative recipes out there. Also, I think a cheat "day" is more dangerous than a cheat "meal". It's the consecutive carbs that hurt.
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We all go down that LC path to goal in different ways. We all have different bodies on this board and react to eating in different ways. If you want to do this, then it's your decision not ours. It could work for you or not.
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Is it a particular food flavor or texture that's making you preoccupied? If so then 1 serving a week may be a fair bargain, but chances are there are some good LC alternative recipes out there. Also, I think a cheat "day" is more dangerous than a cheat "meal". It's the consecutive carbs that hurt.
I really missed pizza so I started to eat dreamfields lasagna but 1 serving isn't enough. Im still extremely hungry so I'm really thinking about having 2 servings today. Thats all I want just once a week.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:24 PM   #9
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50 grams a day might kick you out of ketosis. Everyone is different.

I think it might also depend on what foods that 50 grams comes from.

You need to ask yourself, if you get kicked out of ketosis and the hunger and cravings come back...do you have the will power to get right back on plan or is it going to set you off and make you lose control?

What is your motivation for wanting to do this? Is there one particular thing you are missing?

So many variables...
I can get back right on track I know that. I'm eating dreamfields lasagna thats all. I miss pizza thats why I wanna do this and it's so easy to make.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:34 PM   #10
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There are some pizza alternative recipes on here.

For lasagna I use zucchini and eggplant instead of noodles.

And when I want pizza I just eat the cheese off of it.


Each of us has to do it our own way to be successful and able to stick to it long-term.
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I can get back right on track I know that. I'm eating dreamfields lasagna thats all. I miss pizza thats why I wanna do this and it's so easy to make.
There are all kinds of LC pizza recipes; have you tried any of them? You can make killer lasagna with zucchini strips as noodles. What about that? Anyway, 50 grams wouldn't phase me, but that's me. You will never know if you don't try.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:48 PM   #13
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Why don't you get into owl, climb the carb ladder and find out how many carbs you can eat and stay in Ketosis. It is possible that you could have 40 or 50 grams a day every day and still loose.

It will also teach you what foods you can eat and help you get ready for maintenance.
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I have one "naughty" meal a week and still losing. But like someone said, it depends on your willpower. I feel a bit guilty the next day so I quickly return to my low carb eating.
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It depends on what kinds of foods are filling up that 50g of carbs. If it is veg and maybe some low-glycemic fruit, you'd probably be OK.

If its pizza you're missing, search these boards for a post about cauliflower pizza crust. It is out of this world! You can even make it into breadsticks and dip it in marinara sauce. And the best part is, its a pizza you can actually eat with your hands.

Me, personally, I couldn't do a higher carb day once a week. The water weight gain would take a few days to come off, and by the time it does, you'd be back at your cheat day. Then you might start getting frustrated and one cheat day turns to two, etc. I've been there a million times...I totally understand!

I crave pizza a lot too, but then I remind myself that the food is extremely temporary. Once I chew and swallow, its gone. There are no lingering good effects. There are lingering good effects of staying the course, however. Just hang in there! These thoughts of comfort foods will become weaker with time.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:08 AM   #16
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I never "schedule" a cheat day because I seem to still experience them spontaneously......
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I think it's a good idea. The reason I like the idea is because it works for me. As long as it doesn't cause you cravings, or to binge for another day or two after, I like throwing the body a curve once a week. Just make syre you stay strict the other 6 days.



This works for me as well.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:43 PM   #18
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I would climb the carb ladder and see what happens by monitoring your weight and hunger/cravings closely.
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