I am a firm believer in enjoying a few cheat meals during a bulk. There are many benefits to incorporating cheat meals into your diet. The number of cheat meals you are allowed to eat each week will depend upon your metabolism.
I suggest starting out with 1-2 cheat meals per week, adding another meal with your metabolism permits.
The ideal time to consume a cheat meal is post-workout. Following an intense weight training session is the most efficient time for your body to utilize the extra calories, carbs, fats, and protein to help build more muscle mass.
Try to enjoy your cheat meals on the days you are working weaker body parts.
For example, if you struggle to develop big, round delts, try to incorporate a cheat meal following your shoulder routine.
We want to over-nourish that muscle to make sure we are getting maximum gains.
Not only will consuming a few cheat meals help you physically during your bulk, it will help you mentally as well.
This lifestyle requires a lot of discipline and self-control, so you have to allow yourself to enjoy a few pleasure foods to keep your mental game strong.
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