How to plan for high calorie days
When losing fat, the last thing you want to do is throw your life away. You are trying to lose fat to enhance your life, and there is no reason why you cannot enjoy the process. By indulging yourself in social events and holidays, you create a fat-loss lifestyle that is more sustainable.
High-calorie days won’t derail your progress if you use some strategy.
The first step towards a sustainable strategy is to plan. Try to reduce the number of impromptu high-calorie days and make sure you enter them with a plan.
For example, if you know you’ll be going out to drinks with friends in the evening or heading out to a friend’s birthday party, you can easily plan ahead.
To offset planned high-calorie days, give yourself a buffer.
Much like budgeting money for a big purchase, you can budget your calories daily or weekly.
This is one reason why people find Intermittent Fasting an effective tool for losing fat.
Put simply, intermittent fasting is forgoing calories over some time so that those calories can be consumed later.
Fasters are simply budgeting their calories, saving them for bigger meals.
The most popular method of intermittent fasting is the 16/8 method, where practitioners will not eat for 16 hours to consume all of their calories in an 8-hour window.
This strategy comes in handy when you have a big dinner planned. By forgoing consumption over a 16-hour window, you have much more freedom in that 8-hour window.
When practicing intermittent fasting, make sure you still hit your protein goals.
To ensure that no muscle is lost during your fat loss phase, it is critically essential that you still hit your protein targets, even when fasting.
Here is an example of utilizing intermittent fasting on a high-calorie day:
A quick note on alcohol.
Most people have a drink now and again, and this is not inherently bad as long as it is done in moderation and the calories are still counted.
The average shot of clear liquor has about 100 calories. The average beer can range from 100 to 250 calories.
Even though these are liquids - they still have calories.
Mixed drinks carry additional calories in the juices and sugar syrups added.
We like to opt for a small amount of drinks, ordering a clear shot of liquor in a club soda with lime or orange. This is the lowest calorie option at the bar.
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