One mistake that women and sometimes men often make, when they follow a nutrition plan is that one day, they overeat and on the next day, they are trying to make up for it and compensate by not eating at all, or even worse eating just fruits, thinking that this will”rub out” the bigger quantities of food form the day before!
What does it happen in this case?
This only interferes with you making nutrition part of your lifestyle!
Exactly how does it interfere? Well, if you do this you create a way of thinking that signals “I overate”=failure, that means that I have to punish myself= I will starve myself. This leads to the feeling of guilt, which is one of the main reasons for women and their bad relationship with food. The feeling of guilt is what more often than not leads to eating disorders and let’s say disordered eating habits!
Just give it a thought. This looks to me, like you skipped a workout yesterday and today you are trying to make up for it, by doing two training sessions, or combining both workouts in one. Does it make any sense? Do you think that this would help you are is it more likely to interfere with our progress, because you will probably over train and this will hurt your workouts during the while week. Thus, instead of just having one skipped workout, you are gonna fail a whole week worth of workouts!
The same happens with your diet. My observations, as well as my experience, show me that in most cases, when a person is trying to compensate for overeating one day, by starving on the next one, he/she usually can sustain the starving until late in the afternoon, and after that, already ferocious for food he/she starts eating everything in sight! And this will get you into the enchanted circle, where “tomorrow” you will start eating better, but in reality you never do it!
And now the fans of intermittent fasting will say, that I am wrong for the starving part, and that there is nothing wrong with going longer periods of time without food. In response to this, I will just say that IF is a method of eating, a lifestyle, and not a one day solution, a desperate try to expiate your guilt that you overate the day before! So I really make a difference between both!
It would be much better if you overate the day before, on the next day just eat as usual, according to the plan. Don’t skip meals, in order to lower the total amount of calories you eat; don’t decrease the food quantity, in order to lower the amount of calories you eat! Just eat as if yesterday nothing has happened! Free yourself from the feeling of guilt; don’t spend the whole day thinking about yesterday and throwing self- hatred!
Negative self talk doesn’t help you! In fact they just sharpen the problem and unnecessary exaggerate the situation! I will sincerely tell you that if you overeat for just one day, it won’t harm your physique, nor it will stop your progress!
But if you try to do wonders in order to expiate your guilt, chances are you are gonna dig yourself deeper and make the problem bigger than it was in reality! You will get in the enchanted circle of self- hatred, depressive moods, desire to quit, followed by binges! It doesn’t sound good even to read that, and what to say about being the main character in this scene? I wouldn’t recommend it!
So if you happened to eat more last night, forget about the apple diet, the water diet, the oreo diet, the fruit diet and the starvation! I encourage you to join me for the usual breakfast of eggs and veggies and let’s get back on track! 😉
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I think that one of the reasons so many people aren’t content with their life is the self- hate talk they have all day! People rarely take time to appreciate what they have, what they have accomplished and how beautiful they are in reality!
So I dare you to watch Jessica’s Daily Affirmation and do it every day 😉 Well you might stay away from walking on the sink but… 😉