Friday, October 30, 2009
Exercise is not an Excuse to EAT!
I know this may sound obvious to some of you. But I've realized that this has been one of my recent pitfalls. This past summer I was pretty satisfied with my weight and workout routine. I was doing a ton of classes ; spin, body pump, body combat, etc. So I did not monitor my eating habits as much. I figured I would burn it off anyway so why worry. Well, a little extra dessert or second margarita here and there; this made me lose control altogether. I started craving junk food more, and it's been downhill from there.
Coincidentally the past couple of weeks I've learned all about the gastrointestinal tact, hunger, appetite in my physio class. Anyway, I'm dedicated to monitoring myself to make sure that I eat when I am actually hungry and not eating for the sake of eating. It's also important to make sure that things you eat actually provide some nutritional value. If you eat junk food which contain empty calories your body recognizes that junk food has no nutrients and you will be hungry again.
I recognize this is all common sense; but in essence all it takes it is common sense to lose weight. You just have to apply it (and that ain't easy).
Here are some resources on how to monitor your own eating habits. Oh and just in case you didn't know that pic is the Weight Watchers "Hungry Monster."
Are You Hungry?
The Worlds Heathiest Foods
Weight Loss update: So i'm getting back to my goal weight slowly, but surely. I've been hitting the treadmill everyday this week. I'm up to running 20 min at about 6.5 mph which is good but my goal is 30 min. I'll be posting my workout routine soon!
Do you eat when you're not hungry?
Any strategies suggestions to control eating where you're not hungry?
Posted by Fitness Goddess at 8:30 AM