4 Hour Body – Cheat Day – Gluten Free
Well, that magical day rolled around on the calendar, and I have to admit was pretty excited for it. Though I enjoy the meals during the week, there’s nothing like switching up what you’re eating, where it’s coming from (and who’s cooking it) to make it feel like a great relaxing weekend day. I’ve been gluten free for over 5 years now, so my cheat day may look a little different to the hamburgers and mac and cheese days, so I thought I’d share.
We started with a regular, delicious egg-based breakfast. After which, we adopted a few of the Damage Control principles, and went for some grapefruit juice. No coffee as we didn’t want to get wired. Shopping followed, at which I used the baskets of beans to do some GLUT-4 exercises, then the fun began.
I started with two pieces of (gluten free) toast, with butter and peanut butter, chased with a Snickers bar. Of course, this is so far away from the rest of the week that my body went into shock. It all tasted great, though afterwards I have to admit my resting heart rate felt like it was double the usual.
We were out again for a while, stopping for Kat to grab some McD’s, and for me to get a large fries from A&W. On return to the house, I excitedly unboxed my Indian chicken curry dinner, trusting the oven gods to do their thing. I was not disappointed, and I added some veges for flavour, including plenty of butter for taste.
The rest of the evening went along these lines and included some almond bark, some delicious candies, an espresso with cinnamon, some more air squats and well presses, and of course a bizarre, near-midnight meal, by which stage I’d had my fill of goodies, and turned back to fried eggs and ham.
My favourite of the day, is a tie. Both were my gluten-free staples before the 4 Hour Diet rocked my world: corn flakes with almonds and natural yogurt, and rice crackers (sesame) with cottage cheese. Now, before I get flamed for eating healthy on cheat day, let me explain that these were chosen purely for taste reasons, and I’m sure that I over-ate, if I totaled the day’s calories, both of which tick the right boxes. Plus, I just love those foods.
So, my final count looked something like this:
- Snickers bar
- Indian Chicken Curry
- Rice Crackers
- Corn Flakes
- Trail Mix
- Almond Bark (chocolate)
- Large Fries
- Grapefruit Juice
- Cottage Cheese
- Fried Eggs
- Fried Ham
- Buttered Vegies
- Tomato Salsa
- ALA, Garlic
- Green Tea
- Grapefruit Juice
- GLUT-4 exercises
- Tomato Salsa (’nuff said)
Result: Going to bed, looking forward, incredibly, to vegetables, and lentils!
How was your cheat day? What’s your pick of the bunch?
Are you gluten free and following the 4 hour regime? Love to hear your ideas for meals – during the week, and for cheat day – leave a comment!