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Binging after gym sessions...

Postby chocoholic » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:31 pm

Whats wrong with me!
I work so hard in the gym, then I go and buy junk food in excessive amounts and binge on it.
Why do I do it? Why do I feel like its an okay thing to do?
Im getting nowhere with weight loss, ive gained almost 4kg from building muscle and I think ive gained fat too.
Its just ridiculous, I dont know why I do it, I know its wrong.
:(
SW: 91 kg
CW: 94.7 kg
GW: 70 kg

Goals:
1. 91kg (my original SW)
2. 85.5kg (BMI in 'overweight' category)
3. 80kg
4. 75kg
5. 70kg (BMI in 'Normal' weight range)

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Re: Binging after gym sessions...

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:08 pm

Time magazine recently published an article on just this topic (link).

There are various reasons given for why exercise can cause a blow-out in your diet. Firstly is increased hunger. As the body burns more calories it feels the need to replace them - and then some. The human body has evolved to withstand famines and starvation, so if you are regularly burning a lot of calories it's going to try and compensate by getting you to eat more. Another possibility is that will-power is finite. If you force yourself to do a one hour workout it's harder to summon up the willpower to resist that doughnut afterwards, whereas if you only tried to limit your eating without making yourself do extra exercise it would be easier to resist the treats.

It's an interesting article, and for someone who finds themselves 'treating' themselves too often after exercise it could be very informative.
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Re: Binging after gym sessions...

Postby chocoholic » Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:27 pm

Thats so much for that!
So basically dont eat 'bad' food after the exercise and I will lose weight? I WILL try!
I just need to snap out of it, if im just going to undo all of my hard work at the gym then I am just wasting my money. Really, its silly.
And I WANT to look good for summer! I am sick of wearing baggy clothes to the beach and feeling like self concious sea cow and wanting to go home and hibernate and eat icecream.
Sorry just having a rant. But this is going to stop right now :)
Thank you EWQ!
SW: 91 kg
CW: 94.7 kg
GW: 70 kg

Goals:
1. 91kg (my original SW)
2. 85.5kg (BMI in 'overweight' category)
3. 80kg
4. 75kg
5. 70kg (BMI in 'Normal' weight range)

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Re: Binging after gym sessions...

Postby onthedecrease » Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:51 pm

hey there,

try having a protein shake as soon as you have had your workout and you will be less likely to binge as your body is getting what it needs and wouldnt be experiencing such a slump. Hope this helps, it does take a few weeks at the gym for the scales to start going down though as you are building muscle, just stick with it.
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Re: Binging after gym sessions...

Postby chocoholic » Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:52 pm

Is there an alternative to a protien shake? They have milk in them dont they? Im lactose intolerant :(
SW: 91 kg
CW: 94.7 kg
GW: 70 kg

Goals:
1. 91kg (my original SW)
2. 85.5kg (BMI in 'overweight' category)
3. 80kg
4. 75kg
5. 70kg (BMI in 'Normal' weight range)

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Re: Binging after gym sessions...

Postby onthedecrease » Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:56 pm

does that mean you couldnt have soy milk? i just ask as you could make your own if you couldnt have the store bought ones
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Re: Binging after gym sessions...

Postby chocoholic » Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:58 pm

Yes I can have soy milk :)
SW: 91 kg
CW: 94.7 kg
GW: 70 kg

Goals:
1. 91kg (my original SW)
2. 85.5kg (BMI in 'overweight' category)
3. 80kg
4. 75kg
5. 70kg (BMI in 'Normal' weight range)

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Re: Binging after gym sessions...

Postby onthedecrease » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:06 pm

yay!! heres a recipe out of the current womens health and fitness

High protein, high energy shake:

Ingredients:

1 small banana
1/4 cup strawberries
1/2 kiwi fruit peeled
1 tsp honey
1 cup of skim milk (or soy milk in your situation)
1 tsp of LSA
1 tbsp oat bran
1 tbsp of protein powder of skim milk powder

Method chuck it all in blender with ice if wanted drink immediately.

Drop into your local health shop for the protein powder, they may have a soy based one thats allready forumulated for you. Alternatively there are lots of protein bars availble on the market, the atkins bars are high in protein and are yummy as well. Hope this helps :D
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Re: Binging after gym sessions...

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:10 pm

There are a few dairy-free protein powders out there. DON'T try the rice protein one! It has the most godawful gritty aftertaste. There's a chocolate soy protein powder you can buy at Coles that isn't too bad.
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Re: Binging after gym sessions...

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:11 pm

Oh, forgot to add. A quick way to boost the protein in a soy smoothie would be to add a block of soft tofu before blending it. If you don't like any of the soy protein powders this might be a good alternative that would meet your needs.
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