Gaining and losing fat is simple math!
Eat less calories than you burn and you will lose fat.
Eat more calories than you burn and you will gain fat.
Let’s say your maintaince calories are 2,500/day.
This adds up to a weekly total of 17,500 calories.
If you’re going to eat 10,000 calories during the weekend, you have 7,500 left for the week.
7,500/5 = 1,500
This means that if you eat 1,500 calories/day Monday through Friday, you can eat 10,000 calories on the weekend and not gain fat!
Is this a good strategy?
It really depends on your lifestyle!
You probably won’t eat 10,000 calories anyways because it’s A LOT.
But if you really like want to have an epic cheat weekend for a special occasion, go for it!
Just make sure the amount of food you eat Monday through Friday is still enough so you aren’t hungry.