(Closed) Do you find it easier to “justify” bad foods if you’ve worked out?

posted 11 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Do you find it easier to "justify" bad foods if you've worked out?




    I can usually talk myself out of it

  • Post # 3
    199 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Catholic ceremony, reception at local armory

    I’m actually less likely to eat bad foods after working out!  My advice would be to drink a glass of water and wait like 15 minutes.  Your craving will probably go away!

    Post # 4
    416 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)

    haha doesnt apply to me cuz i dont work out (i know i should) but i would tend to say I would. Hmmm I can have a piece of chocolat cuz I deserve it… maybe not the best way to loose weight

    Post # 5
    3979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I pull that mind trick too! But now it has to be really, really worth it! If I splurge on a cupcake or something I *try* to talk myself out of it by saying "Okay… if I eat this, thats 45 minutes in spin class."

    But hell– sometimes we deserve a calorie splurge! Mmm and cupcakes are sooooo good.


    Post # 6
    303 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I am far, far less likely to eat bad foods if I work out. I hate waste, and it feels like a waste to me when I work out, then go and negate all that hard work! But this is also coming from the girl who can’t not eat everything on her plate because it would be wasteful. So. I’m doomed regardless. 🙂

    I try to distract myself when I have a craving, though. I go on here and hang out in the fitness board (i.e. now) to get myself back on track…and if that doesn’t work, I make a deal with myself, like if I want a cookie, I’ll have applesauce. Or if I want chips I’ll have some corn flakes. It’s just those little exchanges that build up.

    It’s hard when you have a Fiance who could eat his weight in donuts every day and remain the same size!!

    Post # 7
    2365 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I work out regularly, but once I’ve hit my plateau I feel that I can eat like a piggy. Lol.

    Like I’ll have french fries and chocolate.

    I’ll just say, look I’ve been doing pilates/cardio so hard all week … I want to eat a fattening meal. Lol. 

    I’m getting to the point though, where I am so close- four months, that I don’t want to splurge at all.

    Post # 8
    153 posts
    Blushing bee

    All the time.  It doesn’t help that the gym is right next to a CVS, so if I want those cheeze crackers (my biggest weakness at the moment), I can just go and get them!

    I set short-term goals.  If my goal is to lose 2 pounds this week, I tell myself that the (insert yummy but fattening here) isn’t going to help me obtain my goal.  You could also think of it financially:  that $1 for the chocolate bar can go towards that bracelet for the wedding!

    I think it also helps that I have no temptation foods in my house!  So if I’m really hungry, I’ll eat fruit or veggies and drink some water.

    Post # 9
    676 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I totally do that, "oh hey I did an extra ten minutes last night at the gym and I’m sure I’ll go again tonight so I can have this brownie!" But really, not helpful.

    Post # 10
    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    If it helps, your body is still in intense fat burning mode for several minutes after a heavy workout.  I have noticed that my cravings for junk food after a workout decreases after I have a protein shake.

    Post # 11
    2470 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Fiance does this all the time! He will spend an extra hour at the gym if he eats a lot of junk. Usually if I’m working out more I don’t crave bad foods but once I get started, it takes a lot for me to stop!

    Post # 12
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Definitely!  Working out speeds up your metabolism so what’s a piece of chocolate? 🙂

    Post # 13
    3315 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My usual exercise is bicycling.  With the heat we’ve had here recently, by the time I come back from a few hours of bicycling, I have no appetite left at all!

    Post # 14
    999 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

    I used to swim a lot, and after training all i wanted to eat was salad or healthy food ( all the time) now that I’m not working out all I want to eat is fast food (KFC down my street) 🙁 I need to start working out again!!

    Post # 15
    76 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    It depends.  Right after working out, I feel really healthy and tend to eat healthy, light meals for breakfast and lunch (I usually work out first thing in the morning) because I don’t want to undo all my hard work.  But by the evening, I might indulge in a alcohol or more unhealthy food because I feel like I can get away with some extra calories since I worked out.  Sometimes, if I know I have plans to go out for dinner or drinks on certain night, I will make sure I work out that day so I won’t feel as guilty about indulging.

    Post # 16
    357 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    YES!!!  Let me say it again, YES!!!

    Especially if it’s something like a vanilla coke from Sonic…which just happens to be located right on my route home from the gym…evil Sonic people!

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