After 6 week, I was so excited for my first 80 Day Obsession Refeed Day!! While it’s not a cheat day, you can have brownie, cookies or regular waffles for breakfast if you want!! I’ll look at what a Refeed Day does for your results, why it’s not a cheat day, and give you a few recipes that I tried during my first round of 80 Day Obsession.
While it’s not a cheat day– it’s nice to know you can have a treat like a cookie or brownie!!
Eating on Refeed Day during 80 Day Obession
Here’s a few examples of what some of the other challengers enjoyed on Refeed Day!
What does Refeed Day do?
This day allows you to increase your calories and eat fast-absorbing carbs (what we typically crave) to replenish our glycogen stores.
By having a Refeed Day you:
- bump up your energy
- improve your performance
- get better results
What do you eat on Refeed Day?
Along with your additional carbs, you’ll eat your normal containers outlined in your timed nutrition.
When you order 80 Day Obsession, you’ll have a full list of foods and recipes to pick from! You can find it in your nutrition guide and dessert recipes are online under Fixate on Beachbody on Demand.
I wanted to share a few Approved Refeed Day Foods to give you an idea of what to expect though.
Approved Refeed Day Foods:
- Certain Cereals
You can also make Fixate Desserts to enjoy!!
Some of the recipes include:
- Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- Bakes Doughnut Holes
- Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
All of these recipes and more can be found on Beachbody On Demand’s Fixate show. Don’t have Beachbody On Demand? Check this out!!
Cheat Day vs. Refeed Day?
A cheat day to me means eating everything and anything I want. This type of day may help you mentally, but it’s not going to help you have more energy or feel better, and it may even throw you totally off track.
The 80 Day Obsession Refeed Day is developed to make your carbs (even the fun ones) work for you today!
How many Refeed Days are there in 80 Day Obsession?
Don’t get too attached to these carb filled days. There are only 4 of them in the entire 80 day program.
Your first one is in phase 2, and then you get them every 2 weeks in phase 2 and 3. They are scheduled right before Leg Day so that you use those extra carbs to help you push harder and lift heavier.
What Days are Refeed Days?
Your specific Refeed Days during 80 Day Obsession are Days 35, 47, 58, and 70.
Refeed Day Brownies
I made these for my first Refeed Day and froze the ones that I didn’t use so that I could eat them over the next couple Refeed Days. These were absolutely delish, and even the hubby (who is a chocolate snob) and the girls loved them.
- 1 (15 oz) can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans. Rinsed and drained.
- 1/4 cup of butter (or extra virgin coconut oil)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup of maple syrup
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a 9×9 inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Place chickpeas, butter, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a food processor; cover. Blend until smooth.
- Add chocolate chips; mix by hand until blended.
- Evenly spread batter into prepared pan.
- Bake for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of brownies comes out clean.
- Cut into squares.
- Enjoy and freeze the ones your aren’t going to eat right away.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls Recipe
Serving Size: 1 ball = 1 yellow and 1 tsp according to color coded portion control planINGREDIENTS
- Parchment Paper
- 1 cup all-natural creamy peanut butter (only ingredient should be peanuts)
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch (I used GMO-free)
- 3/4 cup coconut flour
- 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup (I used stevia)
- 8 oz semisweet chocolate (62% cocoa or higher)
- 2 tsp extra-virgin coconut oil, unrefined
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Combine peanut butter, cornstarch, coconut flour, and maple syrup in a medium bowl. Blend well with a spatula. The mixture will turn in to a dough.
- Shape dough into 24 1-inch balls. If dough is sticking to your hands, spray your hands with a little coconut oil spray. Place each ball on the prepared baking sheet and stick a toothpick in the center of each ball. Place in refrigerator for approximately 20 minutes.
- When peanut butter balls are ready, place chocolate and 2 tsp coconut oil in a microwavable bowl. Heat in microwave at 50% power in 30 minute increments until chocolate is just melted. Be sure not to burn the chocolate.
- Remove balls from the refrigerator. Hold each ball by the toothpick and dip into chocolate, swirling to coat. Use small spoon as needed to help coat each ball. Return to baking sheet and repeat until all peanut butter balls are covered.
- Place baking sheet back in refrigerator for at least 1 hour or until chocolate is hardened.
- Store in an airtight container in refrigerator or freezer.
My Personal Review of Refeed Day
While I loved having a chance to “cheat” without really cheating, I did find that I went a little over board with my treats. I have a super large sweet tooth and can keep it pretty much in check with my shakeology.
However, after my first Refeed Day I had to re-evaluate what I chose as my “dirty yellows,” as Autumn calls them. Once I had a taste of sugar my body craved it like mad and it was hard for me to get back on track.
So, for my next three Refeed Days I stayed away from the desserts and focused more on the waffles, pancakes, and pretzels that I knew I wouldn’t be craving after the day was over.