I'm thinking that if everybody on Spark was totally honest, just about all of them would admit to a situation similar to yours at one time or another. Maybe not pizza (although personally I've got one of those in my past as well; it wasn't Pizza Hut, it was homemade but I ended up so full I couldn't sit up any longer and had to go lie down). But I think the majority of us have overdone it on a meal.
Could be the simple carbs. Also could be the difference between "stomach hunger" and "mouth hunger"-- where we're not really hungry per se, what we want is the taste and feel of the food in our mouths. My pizza experience had to do with overeating it because of the combination of flavors and the contrast of crust to melted cheese-- I kept eating because it tasted good and felt good in my mouth. And a little of the "all or nothing" mentality-- as long as I've blown it (my calorie range) anyway, I may as well go hog wild and eat everything.
So those were a few things and attitudes I could be aware of and work on. The big thing though is to just get right back up on the horse and ride-- get right back on track. One episode is not going to make that much of a difference anyway.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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6,094 3/12/13 1:02 P
Not to worry...the occasional infraction - even when it includes these tidbits - won't derail you in the long run, even if you're a large-volume eater (raising my hand here).
The trick is to do this infrequently. I indulge in such eating two days a month, and I weigh what you do.
I wouldn't be too concerned. You don't purge, you're at a low weight, and on rare occasion, this won't hurt you.
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6,986 3/12/13 12:41 P
I too experienced a "Pizzapocalypse" of my own...only it was little Ceasar's and their pepperoni pizza and breadsticks....I ate a LOT. I also ate a bunch of other crap today that I could very well have done without. I also ate beyond the point of fullness, but I think I realized why i was eating. I've been very bored lately to the point of depression. I plan on jogging tomorrow and eating on the lower end of my calorie range-oh, and drinking TONS of water, because I literally drank NONE today.
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9,692 3/12/13 1:50 A
Pizza hut is a major trigger for me. I don't know what they put in that, but there's some definitely SOMETHING in there. ;)
The biggest problems for me are the sodium (which make me retain water like WHOAH and bloat up) and the simple carbs in the crust. They're basically turned straight to sugar in your bloodstream, spike your blood sugar, and leave you craving more.
Next time you want pizza, I suggest going for a whole wheat crust (make your own) with more veggies instead of meats.
If you want Pizza Hut, stick to two slices, and provide your own sides... I suggest broccoli, because I love it, and it's so loaded with fiber and nutrition that you can fill up on it and NOT get hungry for hour!
Heather Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.
I have found that eating carbs does make me hungrier. Atleast carbs like bread and pasta, etc. I could eat a whole pizza and then actually feel hungrier, you could even hear my stomach growling. It was crazy!! I made the tough decision to give up gluten, which helped with my hunger immediately. I still wasn't losing much weight though, so I began avoiding most grains and starches, that seemed to help me lose weight faster. I also don't feel like I'm starving all the time now.
I don't think that everyone should give up gluten/other grains, but if you have a sensitivity to it like I do, it is helpful. My sisters also have the same reaction to eating starchy carbs, so maybe it is genetic. Best of luck to you!
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3/10/13 5:41 P
When you fall off the horse, get back up and ride. That seems to be what you are doing. I hope you have a great day today, better than yesterday. I have been where you are. Sometimes it is impossible for me to stop eating certain things also.
The journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
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46,222 3/10/13 5:24 P
What is done is done. You can't try to make up for what happened by cranking up the exercise. Remember it wasn't one meal or one day that allowed any of us to gain the weight but eating like that day in and day out. You may want to reflect on what was going on when this happened. Did you allow yourself to get too hungry? Have you deprived yourself from some of your favorite foods for some time?
When we can begin to unravel, the why we do, what we do, when we do it scenario then we can put action steps in place the next time we go through this.
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349 3/10/13 5:04 P
It was awful. It included Pizza Hut pepperoni pizza, breadsticks, and cinnasticks. OMG it was soooo good but here was the problem...no matter how much I ate, it was just not enough. Like seriously, I would eat two pieces of pizza plus a breadstick, and not feel ONE BIT fuller than when I started. So then I had more. And more. What on earth!!!?? by the end of it I felt like I needed to puke (don't worry i didn't)
So was it all the carbs that kept making me hungrier instead of fuller? It was so weird and has like never happened to me before, but i also guess a lot of it was mental. I seriously had zero self control. I feel so awful about myself now.
I guess I'll get up and go running tomorrow. What more can I do :)
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