I have used spike days to break a plateau. Basically, you shift your calories around so you have a weekly day where you consume A LOT of calories, and compensate the other days. I have a link on my bio page where I explain this in more detail. "My" system is based on this theory. It has worked wonders for me.
"Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and the cookies at the other end of the table."
"Eating less, moving more, not eating stupid s**t = losing weight."
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.
I started my weight loss journey on October 4th, 2010 - and this is what I have accomplished so far: