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Letter to Read After Binge Eating...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Found this on on myfitnesspal...

I bet you're thinking that. I know I have. But I read this and it put my mind at rest.



Take a deep breath and put your thinking cap on.

Im going to hit you with some wisdom, ok?

Take your weight loss calorie goal, and just toss that number out the window. Were not going to talk about that right now. Were going to talk about that minor (or major) freak out we sometimes have when were having a really good week, eating really well, then we lose our damn minds and stuff our faces with delicious delicious junk food.

2000 calories is about what your body needs to maintain your weight and keep all your organs doing all those lovely keeping you alive things that they do. Your body burns all those calories at rest. That means that while youre sitting on your ass, walking to the fridge and back, scrolling through tumblr, etc etc.. your body is making you breathe and make new cells and **** and burns those 2000 calories.

To gain a single pound, youd have to eat another 3500 calories on top of those 2000. Thats 5500 calories. 5500 calories is a ****ing lot of calories, okay?

Lets take a look at what 5500 calories looks like.

One slice of a large pepperoni pizza from pizza hut is 330 calories. Youd have to eat a little over 2 entire large pepperoni pizzas to hit 5500 calories.
One crunchy taco from taco bell is 170 calories. To eat 5500 calories, youd have to eat 32 tacos.
One double cheeseburger from mcdonalds is 440 calories. 12 of those is 5500 calories.
21 cheetos are 160 calories. 714 cheetos are 5500 calories.
Was whatever junk you ate probably a bad choice health-wise? Probably.

Did you ruin all your progress? No.

Did you even eat enough to gain an entire whole pound? Nooope.

Are you going to survive, drink some water, go for a walk or run in the morning, and forgive yourself? Yep. You are.

Know why?

Cause **** happens.

But we move on, and we stay determined.

Stop freaking out. Forgive yourself."

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JACLYN07 1/25/2013 3:05PM

    Very true and wise words to bear in mind when, life happens and you slip up... Thank you for sharing

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LEMON2012 1/25/2013 2:17PM

    emoticon emoticon awesome read!

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SPARKGIRL811 1/24/2013 4:12PM

    This is good! I might have to steal it and bring it out when I mess up! Thanks for sharing

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    I love this! Thank you for posting this!!

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