Reminiscing those post 10k calorie shreds🤔
Inspired by @c.cambro
‘s recent post regarding Christmas calories I figured I’d continue on from it. During this holiday season you’ll see a lot of posts telling you what you should be doing to keep the weight off or avoid gaining weight and at the other end of the spectrum you may even see posts justifying that Christmas calories don’t count🤦🏻♂️. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s easy to fall for these types of claims since there’s usually no context behind pictures. Take this picture for example, it’s night time and you know I had 10,000 calories all of which would’ve been consumed by this time but yet I still look pretty damn lean? You can see how easily this could be blown out of proportion since there is no context to this image. I had been contest prepping for 25+ weeks. My body had been depleted of glycogen and this was simply an excessive amount of glycogen replenishment. I hadn’t gotten “leaner” or made any “gains” by eating so much food🐷. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
All I ask is that if you plan to be less restrictive with your food over this holiday season (which is completely fine, this is a hugely social period, enjoy yourself. There are times where life comes before fitness) just ensure you’re doing it for the right reasons and not because your favourite fitness influencer said it would aid your gains🙅🏻♂️. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But if you do plan to avoid gaining weight, calories come above all else. Don’t feel like you need to fast all morning or punish yourself in order to enjoy social events with family and friends. Plan your meal out in advance if you can using myfitnesspal and focus solely on calories🔑. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Don’t worry too much about macronutrients, adjust the rest of your day to accommodate the meal out and as long as you hit your calorie target you shouldn’t gain any weight (fat more specifically). Maybe just a little fluctuation in water weight🌊.