Oops I did it again. Had ice cream (that wasn't that good), and then bought this crazy good South American pastry loaded with calories (that was on top of a day already on the high caloric end). I find once I have sugar, I lose it a bit.
I try to look at the big picture. If I go over one day, I look at my calories for the week. If I go over for the week, I try to just make sure I maintain. I refuse to give up for a period of time. I look at over eating as a one time thing.
I use to keep blowing it and continue to eat more than I should. Now I know if I have a high day then I will need a low day. My body has been calorie cycling itself to a point-low, in range but low, low, high , low in range, etc. It has made me realize that if I have a calorie goal for the whole week that is effective to and the daily ranges help me hit it.
During the week, I have no problem sticking to my plan. I use the weekend to "treat" or "cheat." Not go crazy, gobbling everything that isn't nailed down. But, that's when I allow myself something special each day.
If I go too far over my calories, it depends... I'll try and stay on the low-end and amp up the exercise for the rest of the week. Or I'll just suck it up and let it be a lesson learned.
The one thing I won't do is let it stress me out and convince myself it ruined everything I worked for. It's a lifestyle, I'm human, and sometimes *stuff* happens.
If it's under 200 cal, I typically will track it as if I ate it another day. Usually though I plan to eat more freely one to three meals per week so I try to save my overages for those days. On those days, I don't consider it overeating and don't compensate for it.
no.I just put it behind me and move on. As my overeating (calorie-wise) usually involves nuts, avocado, or some other high-calorie item like that; I don't see any real need to cut calories the next day.
Even if I have a piece of cake, or other sweet; I just count it in the tracker and move on to the next day. No good trying to undo the past in that regard. I'm already making an effort toward healthy living. Beating myself up over and over will result in nothing good.
Fitness Minutes: (78,100)
2,953 3/14/13 6:58 A
I have one day per week where I overeat on purpose but not by a huge amount
Fitness Minutes: (12,497)
67 3/14/13 12:22 A
I know I probably shouldn't, but I tend to eat less the next day. I do try to get the minimum amount of calories, but there have been times when I just don't. I remember one day I had near 3,000 calories and the next day, I only had 400. The day after was perfectly normal though.
I made this promise to myself if I were going to eat it...extra calories I better be willing to burn it off. So I do work it off. It hasn't happened very often. I figure the extra calories are worth the extra workout.
Fitness Minutes: (21,181)
563 3/13/13 5:28 P
I try to eat closer to the low edge of my range the next day.
If I have time I might add in some extra exercise too.
Fitness Minutes: (93,367)
24,937 3/13/13 5:23 P
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