Overeating Dos and Dont's
There is good news and bad news when it comes to overeating and what to do after overeating. Both of which depend on what your lifestyle is before you indulged on too much food. Good news first.
If you overate too much and this is a one off because you normally eat a certain healthy amount and exercise then all you need to do is nothing. Maybe you feel a little guilty, but you shouldn’t. This is why you shouldn’t, when you overeat and it is a one off, your stomach literally cannot process that much food. Think of volume here. Your food is trying to accommodate a 2 bed, when your stomach is a studio. Not gonna happen. Your excess food will pass as waste. This is the tricky part, the stomach is elastic and can grow and stretch.
Think of overeating as training to stretch your gut. Chowing down once in a while is negligible but if you overeat constantly (even if you exercise) you are training your gut to become bigger and accommodate more food. This is the problem when you’ve overindulged with bad habits. This is the second kind of overeating, constant overeating or binge eating.
Two principles to remember, you can overeat spinach and this can turn to pounds around your waist. You cannot out-train a bad diet. Overindulge once in awhile, but doing so regularly is where it becomes detrimental to your health and can lead to obesity and other health and weight related problems.
Ayurveda and the West zero down onto one commonality to get your weight and waist back on track, you have to consume less calories than you burn. Your resting metabolic rate defines this and there are several online tools to help you find it. Once you’ve gotten your resting metabolic rate that translates to the amount of calories you burn normally. In most people that is anywhere between 1500-2500 calories. This depends on your age, weight, etc., but the calculator should give you a fair representation.
Now consuming about 200 calories less a day can help you lose weight. So let’s say if your resting metabolic rate burns 1800 calories, then consuming 1600 a day can help you should some pounds. This varies on your activity levels and habits. Like we said let’s say you consume a nutritious caloric diet daily and exercise, the odd overindulgence is going to do nothing.
Keep this in mind, and if you do overeat make sure to reduce your caloric intake and consume only healthy calories to get your diet back on track. Don’t forget to hit the gym as well to boost your weight loss results.
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