(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?

    yes

    no

    depends

    I can usually talk myself out of it

  • Post # 17
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    It depends for me. After working out, if i’m really craving something that i shouldn’t have, i would see how hard i worked out, how many weight watcher points i have left , and also just think if it’s really worth it! If i say yes, then i’ll just have a little nibble.. =]

    Post # 18
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    If you reaaaaly crave something, you should eat it. Because otherwise your mind will be constantly ticking back to your craving. That said – it doesnt help if you crave “bad” foods all the time!

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I really fall into that trap! I love cheese, fries, beer — all in smaller portions — and it’s easier to work out than to deny myself the bad foods. It’s been a shock, though, to see how much easier it is to overconsume the food than to burn the calories. Yikes! My solution has been to allow a small treat daily and a bigger splurge every few days, maybe twice a week. That said, I enjoy healthy foods too!

    Post # 20
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

    mascara, I’m going to try that 🙂

    Post # 21
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Marie Gabrielle

    After working out is when I want the healthiest foods! Like veggies or fruit. Weird.

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    i usually crave healthy foods as well.  I want to stay on a roll.  If I can’t work out, I’m less motivated to eat healthy, but not usually vice versa.

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    It depend on my hunger level. If I go workout with the fiance after work which would be before making dinner then I am very likely to say, “I just worked out, its ok”. I convince myself if we got it anyway and I hadn’t worked out, I would have been much worse off! If I actually have a substantial snack then I will tell Fiance to wait until we get home and I make dinner. We are so bad about convincing each other to eat badly. For example, who wants to bet me that tonight after shuffleboard (which it’ll be around 11 pm when we are driving home) he will suggest stopping at Jack in the Box afterwards? He knows I cannot resist those taco nachos! 

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    I tend to like eating healthier foods like Miss Snapdragon after I workout, but if I bake or make baklava or something I know I shouldn’t eat then I am like, “Have to workout – just so that the baklava doesn’t go to my gut”.  It has been VERY easy to fortget about that in the last few months though! I would try what Miss mascara said, that usually works.

    Post # 25
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    No because when I bust my butt on a good workout and then I eat something bad, then it’s like I did all that hard work for nothing and I’m back at square one. It makes me feel guiltier.

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