I ate a lot of food yesterday. If I had to guess, maybe close to 3000 calories? I don't know. Here's what I'm going to do about it…
I was already hungrier than usual for breakfast, so I ate much more than usual. Way more. Eggs, salmon and a homemade protein muffin with peanut butter.
Lunch was interesting: wine, cheese, plantain chips, cashews and some chocolate. It was a very snacky lunch and not something I would have or recommend daily. But I felt like it, so that's what I had.
And then a I had a decent dinner with protein and veggies, that I finished with hot chocolate and a few fat bombs.
There was a protein bar somewhere there too.
I ate quite a bit more than I usually eat, and that's okay. It really is.
Your Eating Doesn't Have to Look the Same Every Day
So yesterday meant a lot of snacking and probably very high calories. I ate a lot of foods that I would NOT have had years ago. Peanuts and cheese on the same meal, hello??? Chocolate – are you crazy? Only a few vegetables? That's terrible!
This would have been my thinking years ago. But not anymore. If there are days when I eat differently, I just let it be.
Healthy eating is important. Eating vegetables is super important. Most days I eat a lot of them because I know they make me feel good and I have experienced that eating lots of green veggies actually really helps my hormones — I've experienced much less period pains when I started eating more leafy greens and a little less sugar. This is the program that helped me to get rid of my period pains.
Yesterday just wasn't one of these days because not every day looks the same.
I Ate a Lot – Here's What I'm Going to Do About It
So I ate all those things I mentioned before,
- Despite moving less – because of the Corona virus and isolation, my butt is planted on the chair much more than usual. Usually I'm running around town teaching classes, and now I'm 100% working from home. I still eat. I want you to know: Being in quarantine doesn't mean your body doesn't need food.
- I won't try to “undo the damage”. I trust that my body regulates itself. Based on my past experience, I know that the next day I'm likely less hungry.
- I accept the fact that some days just are “hungrier” and “snackier” than others. That's totally fine.
- I won't do jumping jacks in the bathroom at 11pm like I once did when I felt bad for eating too much and wanted to burn 3000 calories to make up for it.
Stay Calm. It's Just Food!
Please don’t panic when you have a day when you need more food or you didn't “hit your macros” or whatever. It's all good. There are plenty of other things to worry about around this time, though stay sane please. Be kind to yourself. Still be your own biggest superfan.
What do you do when you over eat? Do you feel like you have to”undo” the damage?