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4/20/13 9:53 A

I agree with CIRANDELLA
most people I know see exercise and healthy eating as a pair.
And a lot of people see the weekend as time off for good behavior.

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4/20/13 9:20 A

Perhaps it is a way of rewarding yourself for a job well done.....

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4/19/13 11:05 A

I do that too. This will be my first weekend with SP so I intend to keep it clean. I have my meals and workouts planned and I'm hitting the grocery store tonight. I have a birthday party to attend so I am making and bringing fruit skewers with a greek yogurt dip.

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4/19/13 10:52 A

That's sort of like going on a binge on the weekends, just because it's not your normal schedule. You just have to track harder on those days--and really work that will power! :)

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4/19/13 10:09 A

@CLF: if this journey is new to you then it'll be a while before you are able to stop "Jedi Mind Tricking" yourself about overeating on non-workout days.

Habit. That's all it really is, establishing a good habit on both workout and non-workout days. It takes about 3-4 weeks of an unbroken routine before it feels normal to stay on track.

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4/19/13 9:52 A

I think you are right. I have a strong Type A Personality where everything is either black or white. I need to embrace the gray a bit.

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4/19/13 9:44 A

It could be because you see exercise and eating right as paired behaviors, so on a subconscious level, you believe you can't have one without the other.

But you can...

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4/19/13 9:39 A

maybe you need more cals?

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4/19/13 8:32 A

Why do I eat worse/more on non-workout (rest) days? Is it boredom? Is it because my body needs something? Is it because by brain thinks since it doesn't have to workout, we are on a "free" day rather than a "rest" day?

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