Day one of recovery in the books after wailing on the bag for 35 mins this morning. Starting to drop the water weight and tighten up already.
The gritty details of cheat week rehab:
Disclaimer: I am not a physician. This is what works for me. We are all different. We all have different body types. Always consult a real doctor or nutritionist before undertaking an exercise and diet regime.
1- carbs cause water retention. By eating excess carbs you'll retain water. Your post cheat bloat is not indicative of where your body really stands.
2- panic. Panic lots... then breathe. Use the feelings of inadequacy to fuel your workouts but don't let it dictate your days emotions. Your current state is not your final state. It'll come off. Be patient.
3- don't neglect carbs. Carbs are fuel. You'll need them to increase the intensity of your workouts to get rid of the extra grease. Chose complex carbs and keep them around 25-35 percent of your caloric intake but try to avoid simple carbs like sugars if possible. Opt for complex carbs like oatmeal, beans, ect. If your not competing there is no point in starving yourself to accelerate the process.
4- judge yourself by your own standards. I've often spoke about the fact that I am currently taking testosterone therapy from a physician. My current test levels, at 33, are the same optimal levels as those of a 21 year old in his prime, therefore my metabolic rate and ratio of anabolic activity will be elevated. Don't worry about others. Don't set unreal expectations. Stay the course. Do it at your own pace. Consistency and focus (while eating for fuel) are key. It'll come. Breathe.
Still a little fluffy but quickly slimming down with some extra cardio and twice a day workouts. Some supplement advice to come.