Hi guys, it's Thinny Thursday, where I share my personal tips and tricks to maintaining a healthy life while still enjoying plenty of desserts 🙂
Tip #8- Enjoy Eating! Never starve Yourself
For me, over thinking food is the kiss of death. As I mentioned in this post here, I grew up during all the food fads. Some had me avoiding fat grams, then calories, then carbs, then sugar, etc. etc. Food diets play a mind-game on you that consequently make you obsessive to the point of planning out your meals the night before in bed, calculating and counting calories (oh how I do NOT miss those days!!!).
Now for "Never Starve Yourself"- When you fast, you're signaling to your body that you are in a famine. Your body then goes into self-preservation mode, which slows down your metabolism. Yikes! Our metabolisms are our friends guys! If this is the case about NOT eating, I have to think the reverse is the same for indulging. Right?!
Ok, I'm not a nutritionist, but when I'm over-eating, I really think that I'm signaling to my body that food abounds, and my metabolism should kick it up a gear for me. Of course, you can't overindulge everyday of your life. That would just make you plain fat. But if you do it a few times a week, and then eat well the rest of the days, I think it makes for a healthy, functioning, well-oiled metabolism that actually works for you!
Again, I repeat, this only works with real food. My little over-eating trick would surely not pan out if you were indulging in processed, pre-packaged, artificial or fast food items. And of course, this progam of "eating and enjoying" your food only works in conjunction with a solid workout regimen (like these workouts). Also, don't forget my tip about no sodas!
These are my simplified thoughts on the matter. Of course, there're many other factors to consider, like genetics and even the bacteria in your gut that can play a role in your weight (see study here). Ultimately, though, these tips work for me, so I hope sharing them somehow helps you! 🙂 xo