Health/Fitness Personal Experience

The Problem With Overeating

It’s no secret that my blogs revolve around the subjects of health and fitness, however, it’s important for you guys to know that my diet isn’t always perfect.

I’m very good at staying away from junk food and sugars, but my problem is that I tend to eat more than I should of foods that are classified as ‘healthy’ but have a good amount of calories.

As you all know, eating more calories than what you burn causes you to gain weight. In terms of calories, it doesn’t matter if you’re eating your calories on donuts or almonds, if you eat more than you should, you’re bound to gain some weight. In a sense, it’s absolutely healthier to eat a pack of almonds instead of a couple of donuts, but my point is that either way, those calories are going to add up.

I am a human being just like any of you, so I do get cravings sometimes. Since I’ve trained myself to reject junk food, I don’t go anywhere near it when I want to indulge. I know it’s not good for my body. For some reason, however, I think it’s okay to eat three or four servings of almonds or oatmeal. If you’re familiar with oatmeal, you probably know that three or four servings amounts to approximately 450-600 calories. Yikes.

In all honesty, I need to clean up my diet.

I’ve gotten through the hard part of turning away from junk food and artificial sugars, but I definitely need to control my caloric intake.

How am I going to do that?

Well, it’s definitely going to be a process. I need to structure my meals in a way that I’m not restricting my cravings (so that I don’t binge later on) while maintaining a low-calorie diet. When I grocery shop, I need to calculate exactly what I’m going to eat throughout the week, so that I don’t buy additional food that tempts me whenever I look in the pantry. I need to plan my meals and stick to them like clockwork. Last but not least, I need to wrap my head around the idea that healthy food isn’t meant to be eaten in surplus. It’s all about balance.

I’m sure there are some of you out there that struggle with the same thing, so I felt like it was something that needed to be addressed. Whether you’re eating healthy or not, overeating is not something you want to be doing, especially if you’re looking to lose weight.

Manuela

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