Do you feel guilty when you eat?

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If you do feel guilty… then stop it right now!!!

Start to feel good about eating food instead!!!

Many people who are actively working on losing excess weight feel guilty when they eat certain foods.

Most of the time, they feel guilty because they KNOW that they aren’t going to go out and do some healthy activity.

I’m a personal trainer, but I don’t believe in exercise “per say”..

I believe that in order to stay lean and strong FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE……, you  HAVE TO  find activities that resonate with your own personality and make YOU feel good.

Sure, on television you see many people crammed into the gym, shoulder pressing and squatting like there’s no tomorrow.

However, keep in mind that it is television… and that those commercials are designed to compel you to come to their gym…

I can be completely honest in saying that Weight training is NOT the only means of getting into shape.

Sure, you may a certain type of personality which causes you to love weight training/resistance training.

And some people love doing things like playing tennis…

Or ping pong…

Or hiking…

Or sailing…

and the list goes on and on.

You have to really look deep inside yourself now… and remember what activities you loved to do as a kid.

As a kid, I LOVED riding my bike. I rode all over the city and would be gone for hours at a time, but always back in time for the “daily count” ie Dinner…

I love riding because I feel free when I’m out there taking in the sights…. I can get to where I want to go at my own pace…

Riding is something that I can do for THE REST OF MY LIFE.

Are you starting to see the point?

What physical activity to do love doing so much that you could DO IT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?

Now…

That’s the key to eating almost everything you want and staying lean and strong.

 

Have Fun:)

Amir

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Great comments. I think you make a great point about the guilt in eating coming from the assumption that there will be no physical activity later to burn the calories. However, I also think that moderation needs to be used even if you are an active person. I’ve read stories about the mountains of food that some professional athletes consume in a day, but their idea of a workout and mine are probably quite different.

    For me personally, I know that I work-out 6 days a week, but I still feel guilty if I completely gorge myself, mostly because it isn’t necessary and it makes me uncomfortable for the rest of the day. Learning that I must eat to live rather than live to eat has helped me cut over 100 pounds in 2010. Its been a great journey. If you want to follow my story, feel free to visit me at http://www.leanfitfirm.com. Keep up the good work!

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    • I absolutely agree with you when you say moderation is an important part of any program or routine, especially a permanent lifestyle change. Most it ( I feel) has to do with each one of knowing our limits and understanding when we are full… when our stomachs are saying ” no mas, no mas”.

      Of course, everyone is different and there maybe some underlying psychological issues to deal with, but for the most part, moderation is very important.

      You also have to be aware of the impact of the individuals beliefs on their thoughts and consequently, their actions.

      I agree that the word “workout” is totally relative, depending on fitness levels at the onset of the program.
      Sprinting with a pararchuteo n your back might be a intense workout for people like you and me…

      But for a person whose out of shape, climbing a flight of 12 steps might be all the workout they can do for the day.

      “learning that I must eat to live rather than live to eat..” That’s very powerful and not too many people realize how powerful that tiny little statement and how much it implies. The natural result of activity is going to be hunger – hence, you’re eating to live.

      How about this one:

      “Let your food be your fuel…” Nice, right?

      I’ll definatelty follow your journey, and I think alot of people can look at your story and draw strength from you to reach their own fitness goals.

      Thanks for for sharing dude.

      Amir

      Reply

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