Saturday, April 24, 2010
So what do you have up for the weekend? Will you continue your fitness and healthy eating routine or will you use the weekend to eat any and everything you did not eat all week long? Just a question. Is there something wrong if you decide to do this? Well, it depends on the person. Are you trying to change your eating habits to benefit your healthy fitness program? What are you eating? Why do you decide to eat what you don't eat through the week on the weekends?
My take on this: I believe if you can eat in moderation throughout the week and the weekend, there will be no need to overeat the things you love on the weekend. In fact, some people use this to eat and eat and eat some more of all the junk food that is avoided during the week then try to make it up by exercising like crazy. Does this work? Not at all. You might lose some weight but this will have a bad outcome and it's best to allow all food every day but eat your favorites in moderation. If you have some type of sickness or disease that depends on you eating properly, it's best for you to adhere to your doctor's instructions.
When you eat outside of an eating plan from your health care provider, your sickness or disease can actually take a turn for the worse. That's not what you want to do. I say this from experience with diabetes. Eating outside of that eating plan will cause the blood sugar to spike up or even down and neither one is best for myself. You run the risk of causing an emergency because of not eating properly. Many other conditions can cause an emergency too because of the choice in the foods you eat.
It's easy to eat that piece of cake, but what happens when you wake up the next day and want to eat another. Food can be addicting, some more than others (like sugar) and that is what you are working against. Anytime I allow myself to go outside of what I intend to consume it does not work out well. There are better substitutions that you can adapt in order to stay within a healthy eating pattern.
I guess I wrote all this to say: Deb straighten up YOUR eating habits. NOW!!!
Sometimes I just have to get tough with myself.
Have a great weekend!!!
Eat Healthy and Fun!