The 6-Thousand Calorie Quest (Part 2)

March 29, 2011

Two days ago I posted my calorie consumption log on binge-day.
Today, the results from the 13-hour feast are in!

Before jumping ahead, let me re-affirm my purpose for the excessive food intake for one day. The goal of cheat day was to keep my metabolic rate high by consuming an excess of calories. Additionally, doing so should help me trim off fat- paired with brief muscular contraction (for activation of GLUT-4) should get some of those calories going straight to my muscles.

Here are the results!

Saturday, March 26th, 2011 (the morning of): 164 lbs
Monday, March 28th, 2011 (the morning of): 160 lbs

I successfully lost 4 lbs from Saturday morning -> Monday morning, and not by starving myself either! Side note: Sunday’s meals consisted of my standard low GI foods (eggs, vegetables, beans, chicken).

It’s important to also share that I did not mainly catabolize muscle to lose this weight:

Bodyfat (before/after):  12.8% / 12.4%

So there you have it, a little bit about binge-eating to lose weight! After all, when your on a diet, chances are very likely that you’ll find yourself one point or another downing your favorite treats. Why not do it the right way and use it as a strategy to burn off excessive bodyfat?

Tom Beute

Written by Tom Beute– a Christian, barista, and software engineer.