NorthCascades wrote: »
I don't like putting gas in my car, but I can see the fuel gauge go from full to empty when I drive, and the way stuff works, I have to put my gas in my car when I drive more.
kanerz14 wrote: »
Hi all hoping you can maybe settle and internal debate I've been having of late.
Is there anything wrong or of concern to get into the mindset that it's okay to excercise to enable you to eat more? Something does not sit well in my mind and I worry that as I continue in weight maintenance, my exercising has shifted more from the health aspect to the "I wanna have a beer and pizza so I'd better run 10 miles"
Unfortunately my desire to eat more has increased in maintenance so I'm therefore running much more. (Have got quite good at it infact) and I enjoy the increased flexibility that running affords me.
Views, opinions and sciencey things welcome.
distinctlybeautiful wrote: »
If I realize the only reason I'm going to work out is to eat more or because I've overeaten, I don't do it! I used to be stuck in a cycle of restricting and binging and then trying to compensate for binging, so I avoid anything that seems like a compensation measure.
The other thing is that I really enjoy working out! I mean, sure it's hard and sometimes the last thing I want to do, but for the most part I love it. I definitely don't want to ruin that by making it a punishment for having eaten too much or by making it the way I earn my food. It's to make myself stronger and faster and bendier and healthier!
Now, don't get me wrong, I eat all my exercise calories back and enjoy every one of them, but that's just a perk of working out, not the point of it!
If you're super hungry, I second what @feisty_bucket said.. maybe you're not eating at true maintenance or maybe not getting enough fat or protein. Maybe your maintenance has changed or MFP isn't correct. I follow what they tell me is maintenance, but I think I'm really in a very slight deficit, although that could be due to other factors, like having my activity level set wrong or not logging my exercise calories burned exactly right.
DorkothyParker wrote: »
NorthCascades I was thinking more like the exercise was the currency and the food was a "luxury" being bought.
I just don't feel comfortable with this concept. I know other people do. It's not saying CICO doesn't matter, but food isn't a luxury to be bought with exercise. It has a health and cultural value in and of itself.
Forty6and2 wrote: »
... but I did definitely used to be part of the "I ate pizza, now I have to spend forever in the gym to make up for it." ...
RoxieDawn wrote: »
Unfortunately unless I eat, I do not exercise. My running demands that I eat with a purpose to exercise. I enjoy exercising and I enjoy eating..all of these events are fun for me... so WIN WIN.
kirstinethornburg wrote: »
Talk to a professioanl either a personal trainer, a nutrtionist or your family Doctor
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