Averting Fat - What To Do When You Eat Too Much
Most people want to know how to reduce or even prevent weight gain. This can be difficult, but there are a few things you can do to lessen the chance of packing on the pounds.
First and foremost, you should change your mindset and beliefs about getting fat. A big part of weight gain is mental; if you think you're going to get fat, chances are you will. Second, make sure you're eating healthy foods most of the time - 80/20 rule. Third, exercise regularly and move your body as much as possible. And fourth, get enough sleep! Sleeping helps to reset many systems in your body including metabolism. Lastly, drink plenty of water! Dehydration can often times lead to overeating because we think we're hungry when really we're just thirsty.
Now that we've gone over a few tips, let's get into detail about what you should do if you've already overeating and want to prevent weight gain.
The first step is - don't panic! The second step is to get back on track as soon as possible by following your normal routine eating habits and activity levels. If possible, try to offset the calories you consumed by exercising a bit more than usual that day. And finally, make sure you hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Drinking lots of water will help fill you up and also help flush out any excess calories or unhealthy toxins from your overeating episode.
Of course, sometimes episodes of overeating happen despite our best efforts. In these cases, it's important not to beat yourself up or dwell on the negative. Just pick yourself up and start again with healthier eating habits and activity levels.
We all have that one friend who, despite their best efforts and intentions to the contrary; will sometimes indulge in an episode of overeating. There's no need for you or me feel bad about ourselves because life happens! When this does happen don't beat yourself up mentally (positive thinking) if it was just some lazy Monday night eating at home while watching Netflix then maybe taking a walk around town before bed would be enough activity levels but perhaps not getting rid completely from unhealthy habits altogether is what needs doing here - we can always work on improving our diet next time round etc.
The key to overcoming any obstacle is learning from it. When you indulge in an unhealthy food or have too much fun at the gym, take time for self-reflection and ask yourself what I can do better next time around so this doesn't happen again!
Remember, it's not the end of the world if you overeat every once in a while. Just try to make healthier choices most of the time, offset any extra calories with exercise, and stay hydrated! If you slip up, don't dwell on it - just get back on track with your healthy habits as soon as possible.