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"Free Day"

Monday, April 23, 2012

So I did really well this week as far as eating and exercise go. I had been reading that you should have one day a week where you have a "free day" because it keeps your body from gong in to starvation mode when you start eating less calories. That means (to me) that I can eat what I want within reason on one day. What I want is not necessarily good for me. emoticon Anyway, I ended up eating some foods that I had been looking forward to all week (french fries and a cheeseburger), but guess what? I didn't feel better after I ate them, I felt worse. My stomach hurt, I was tired and even moody. Lesson learned. A free day might work for some people, but for me, a free day needs to still be about what is good for my body. I still need to learn the balance of what I THINK I want and what I actually need.

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WILDFLOWERR_ 4/30/2012 12:39PM

    This is a emoticon thing! You are learning that, that nasty stuff the eludes us, really isn't so good after all! emoticon
Keep up the great work! Only good things can come from it!

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PENNEYV 4/27/2012 7:32AM

    I have found that even "free days" have to be about moderation for optimum energy and momentum. I often save my free days for those special occasions like holidays or special get togethers and then limit it to a "free meal". Sounds like you are doing well! emoticon

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