Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Binge Eating

I am not talking a 'Cheat Meal' here…...those are actually good for you 1-2 times a week.  I'm talking a cheat meal that doesn't stop at that one meal.  A cheat meal turned into cheat day.  I'm not perfect and will be the first to admit I am guilty of it.  Processed food was not made to only eat one.  Who can just eat one chip?  One cheezit? One fudge stripe Keebler cookie?  Processed food is addicting.  A good old binge can derail you from your healthy diet just like that!  Or the kind where you turn on your favorite TV show or movie, sit down with some pizza, maybe some chips and salsa (I could eat chips and salsa all day), then something sweet sounds good so you get some ice cream and then the snacks just don't stop.  It all just tastes so yummy, but you probably just ate your whole days worth of calories in that one sitting.  Remember, anything close to 3500 calories is equivalent of one pound.  More than likely, that pound is going to be stored as fat.  You just undid a great week of healthy eating.

Next time you are in this situation, you can either:

(A) Binge Eat- be happy now that you are eating delicious food, but then feel bad after the guilt sets in.

(B) Eat a healthy snack instead- feel sad now (possibly) because you feel deprived, but feel happy about your good decision later.

Either way, you are going to be both happy and sad about your decision.  But if you choose option B, you're going to look better and be healthier tomorrow and that much closer to your goals.
Choose wisely.

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