I went to a party for dinner and overindulged, but ate super clean up until 7pm. I sort of feel cheated out of a free day because I only ate "free" foods at one meal. Can i eat free for breakfast and lunch tomorrow? I have another party at noon tomorrow so I am sort of hoping to have some cake :)
Sorry. No. A free day needs to be between getting up in the morning and bed at night. It's not a 24 hour thing that can be then carried 2 nights or banked calories to be used throughout.
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I recall years ago, it may have been on that 'hussman' site, that you could do something like 3 free meals or the one day off. Also, ive done it twice in the past with incredible results and started on a sat night after my healthy sat night meal, either so i could go and over indulge in alcohol (not these days, lol..) or eat naughty food in front of a movie. I generally would start sat night and end Sun night with a healthy meal. I think perhaps ones results may be better with just the 'one day' but i was very happy with my results back then.
Spinney, a program is a program not an amalgamation of two. On this program, as Jessica said, you can't.
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It's interesting, I could swear in the women's version of the Body for Life book she says something like 20 percent of your meals can be free, you don't necessarily have to have 1 free day. Has anyone read the book? The one written by Dr. Peeke?
Hi Chelsea, I think that a good element of this process is learning what works for you and your body - and your mind. For me, I don't do a free day, I do 2 free meals/week. The free day concept for me meant "free for all" and that didn't work. But 2 free meals means I can separate them - a clear start and end - and not overindulge or carry over. It also works best with my lifestyle. You are the best judge of what will work for you, so you might try experimenting and see what works best.
I notice you said you were "hoping" to have a piece of cake. That sounds like asking for someone's permission...and really, the only person who needs to sign off on that decision is you :) Here's my 2cents....Cake isn't evil, but you are making a choice. You are in the driver's seat. Sometimes I choose cake, sometimes I decide it's not worth giving up what I did for 2days' of workouts and I pass, but I make it a very conscious decision and then I'm ok with whatever that is. BFL, like any other program, will give you the necessary technical knowledge...what to do, how to do it. There is a big gap between "knowing" and "doing"---actually doing it and consistently is the adaptive challenge. Some folks do best by following the "rules" hard and fast. Others find that viewing the program as a set of rules sets them up for failure, but viewing it as a good general outline means they don't feel like they've failed when they go off plan and as a result are better able to stick with it. we're all different. But this is a great opportunity to just get curious about yourself and see what works for you.
Yes I have the book and have read it, and frankly it is a completely different program than BFL. I couldn't grasp at all how it was related to BFL and found it was not a program for me. Now it just takes up space on my shelf. So be careful about using it if you are following BFL. And for me, if 20% of my meals were free, that would make a free meal every day and that would not lead to success. Just my thoughts.
Chelsea, bflbride2be has excellent points. And I have read this question many times on the thread. But let me ask you this? Why not follow it as prescribed? What do you lose with waiting until your free day, or making that last meal of the day on that first day, all your free meals and eat clean the next day? Wishing you success
And bflbride2be, I know you will look great on the big day. And be very happy
The Body for Life for Women book by Peeke is actually not the women's version. It's a different program and the pictures she used are ones of people who did the regular BFL. BFL, by Bill Phillips, is for both genders.
The Peeke book has a different purpose, more like WW. It has some valuable information on nutrition and mindset, but won't get you buff like BFL.
I read the Body for Life for Women. The results her program promises are mediocre. I want to be strong, toned and firm. I want to walk upright in my 70s and 80s. The books was written for women afraid of being "bulky" (which will not happen on BFL anyway) but it capitalizes on their fear. Unlike Firesong, I bit the bullet and threw the book in the garbage.
Amalgamation of what two? Im talking about the hussman site which is suportive of the BFL programme, here is what the site says, i was wrong with the three meals but here you go - www.hussmanfitness.org/.../TPBodyforLife.html "If you prefer, my impression is that you can substitute the free day with 2 "free meals" between any Sunday-Saturday period (following the program for other meals on those days)."
I was talking about what I did and the that for me my results were still fantastic
I misunderstood what you wrote. I didn't read what Hussman wrote on the subject. Personally, I prefer to stick to Bill's book. This is at least how I will know what went wrong, and i anticipate plenty to go wrong this cycle.
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I have been doing the same this time around, but am about to change that. Im older now and if I have understood correctly weight is harder to shift as you get older?? I go CRAZY on my day off, but im stoping that from this week, im half way through now and want to make the next half as good as i possibly can and more... so, im going to find a really nice, but quality protein bar or something for Sat night, so it kinda feels that im getting my sugar kick and then choosing more wisely on the sunday. I want to come outta this knowing i gave it 150% plus and while im working my butt off and my food is clean, im simply not getting results, well at this point anyway.
I lost three inches off my waist. I'm on day 3/week 5. I always hide in baggy clothes, sooooo nobody noticed. Not even me actually till I read the post of someone on here and decided to go check my measurements.
My free day is the only thing keeping me sane lol. I exercise like a maniac in the gym. I neeed my free day. The first two free days were complete disasters. I ate as if I was going to die if I stopped eating. Third free day was sane, fourth I didn't overeat, but only ate bad food in moderate amounts lol. I actually cooked one healthy meal and ate it with white rice. I though I missed white rice but then when I had it, I was completely indifferent to it.
I am hoping the bad habits will die slowly. I tried to cancel the free day and have two free meals here and there, but it spiraled out of control.
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