(Closed) I work out, but feel guilty for eating.

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I wish I had that problem!  I want to eat like crazy after working out.  Just remember you need to fuel your body for all that great working out you are getting in!

Post # 5
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I guess it depends on the time, I agree that right afterward I don’t want to eat but overall I want to eat a lot more!

Post # 6
Member
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I frequent the bulk bins at WinCo and keep lots of delicious snacks in the house.  Antioxidant Trail Mix, Craisins, Sliced Almonds, and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.  I also buy things like dark chocolate covered pomagranate, raisins, blueberries, etc (I get mine at Trader Joe’s).

I totally get what you’re saying though.  I bake quite a bit and sometimes portion control is a problem around here! Luckily, I can normally substitute a lot of unhealthy things for healthy things without sacrificing deeeelicious flavor!

Post # 7
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2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Ugh I workout then justify that DQ Blizzard by “oh well you went to the gym today” then get mad that my results are not amazeballs. 

Keeping your health in check is really difficult…I struggle with it all the time! At least you both are trying!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think its an easy trap to fall into. I’m the same way…I feel guilty for eating. What are your goals? Losing weight, toning, maintaining weight?

Sometimes I try to re-focus by reminding myself that you need to eat every few hours to keep your metabolism up, and I certainly feel better when I have healthy, pre-planned things to eat.

I’ve also realized that since I’m trying to lose weight, this feeling of not wanting to eat, especially on a day when I’ve exercised more is prevalent.

 

Post # 11
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574 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I feel that way at times too.  What’s helped me is viewing my body like a car.  On days I work out, I drive the car farther than normal and push it to go faster.  It makes sense that my tank gets lower faster.  Food is the fuel that makes the car go.  So, I need the food to get my tank full and my car working properly.  The analogy kind of stops there because I’ve never seen a car with my love handles. 😉

However, viewing food positively instead of negatively using that analogy has really helped.  I also have this poster on my computer background…

Post # 12
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2077 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Rouquine:  I feel the same way, and find that I “treat” myself to terrible foods like pizza rolls, regular potato chips, and popcorn with extra butter (I love salt) if they’re in the house.  I also go on pop binges and will drink 5 cans of Coke in a single day, especially if I’m not paying attention to how many I’ve had.  I seriously have to limit myself.

It’s SO much easier to not crave those awful foods when I keep good snacks at home.  LOTS of cheese sticks, greek yogurt, granola, fruits, and veggies.  It also helps to keep a pitcher of water in the fridge so I have something ice cold to drink, instead of reaching for ANOTHER Coke.

Post # 13
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3452 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I want to eat more every time I work out.  I can’t stand it!  I try to work out later in the day, so there’s not much time before bed.  Less chances to pig out more.  Heh.

Post # 14
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2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@LindsayMaree:  @Rouquine:  I have honestly thought about doing a cleanse or juicing so I can get rid of all of the cravings for junk. 

Post # 15
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868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think it is Jillian Michaels who says “You’re not a dog, you don’t reward yourself with food”

That seems to stick in my brain everytime I think I want something “bad”!!!  I’m tempted to print it out and paste it to the fridge!

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