@Punkadoo....I like that you choose the lesser of the two evils...instead of overeating on junk food, you choose to eat a lot more of the healthier foods instead. I think I just needed to get it out of my system. Today was a new day and a better one in terms of the foods I ate, so hopefully I can finish the week like this. Thank you for replying.
@ArchimedesII....There has actually been a few things going on lately, but everything is turning out ok with regards to them. Maybe it was the nervousness that made me overindulge. I find that when I don't go to the gym for a long period of time (in my book that would be like 5 days because thats all it took for me to overeat), my eating habits become poor and when I do exercise, it makes me want to eat healthy throughout the day. This week I have plans to go to the gym so hopefully everything will be ok. I don't really like to blame my overeating on stress and things of that sort because the entire time that I was overeating I was fully aware of what I was doing and the consequences..I just didn't care in the moment though. Thanks for your response.
@ Nancy. I just recently came back to Sparkpeople after a few months. The last time I entered in my information it gave me a calorie range of 1200 to 1500 calories. From that point, I have lost some weight, but did not adjust my information to account for that. From your response, it seems like there are different calorie ranges based on weight. I could try adding 100 calories to my daily intake and see if that helps because I have been trying to stick with the lower half of the calorie range. Thank you for replying.
I have those times too -- they pass. If you're burning a lot though, it's probably that you need to increase your intake just as Nancy said.
I was like that yesterday, as a matter of fact. There just wasn't enough food in the world for me. I kept the options healthy for the most part. Sometimes your body just needs more. Taming the beast is tricky business. Good luck!
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Don't look at good health or weight loss with an "all or nothing" mentality. If the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction.
Why is a person ravenous some days and not others ? There is no easy answer to that question. Eating too much one day or even one week doesn't make you a bad person or an unhealthy one. What would cause a person to want to eat more ? Some possible reasons could be your menstrual cycle. Is it near TOM ? Many women tend to get ravenous when their menstrual cycle is nearing. Did you increase the amount of exercise you do ? When you increase the amount of exercise you do, your body needs more calories for energy. Have you been under any unusual stress ? When a person is stressed out, many will turn to food for comfort. Have you been depriving yourself of foods you'd really like to eat ? Some times, when we deprive ourselves that causes us to over eat later too.
It's cold outside. the cold weather can cause a person to want to eat more to stay warm.
These are just a few possible reasons of why you might have been eating too much this week. Mostly, don't beat on yourself. Do your best to be more mindful of your portions. If you're over eating junk, get the junk out of the house. out of sight. out of mind.
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Do you have your SparkPeople account set up to account for the proper amount of calories burned per week? You may need to re-evaluate your nutrition and see if adding in an extra 100 calories per day help.
For the past couple of months, I have been exercising (jogging, running on treadmill) an average of 5 days a week for a half hour each day. During those months I have also been doing very well eating small portions throughout the day and have been losing weight by taking this approach. However, this past week, I felt like I could not stop eating. I felt like I was still eating even though I felt full already. I don't understand why this is happening and was wondering if anyone had an clues as to why. Any advice would be appreciated. I understand that we should not cut out any food groups completely. And to be honest, I don't feel like I have been restricting/avoiding any particular food. For example, on New Year's I allowed myself to have a piece of ice cream cake, a few weeks after I allowed myself to have some chicken from Popeyes. I just don't understand why this has taken a turn for the worst.
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