I eat to much on Saturdays. It's really just a fact. Usually I'm away from the house the entire day hanging out with people who have zero limitation on what they eat or drink. There is no refrigeration where we go. They buy eat dogs and fried crap. I bring some http://stevesoriginal.com/cart/Strongman-Size-Paleokit/ with me, grass fed meat sticks some dried dates, apple, coconut water but I usually run out or get sick of jerky and then eat out. Last night I had an tomato, spinach and mushroom omelet with a side of fruit. Not so bad choice wise but after continuously snacking all day, not particularly needed at a 3am IHop. The thing is, the more carbs I eat the hungrier I get. So even if I stick to Paleo foods I end up overeating and feeling blah the next day.
I thought one way to deal with this was to basically ignore my carb driven demands for food on Sunday. Instead drink some healthy homemade bone broth only to help clear my system and get me back on track. I know late night eating is why I gained this extra body fat in the first place.
Does that sound like a good idea to you? Any suggestions on controlling Saturday's hunger and snacking?
Also I'm curious about eating before working out. I have a very early morning workout usually that's fairly intense. I hate waking up and stuffing myself with food before heading to the gym. What results can I expect if I just forgo food and have something after I exercise?
asked byPaul_12 (268)
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on May 03, 2012
at 05:59 PM
From a behavioral perspective, you should identify the 'triggers' first. What triggers your hunger on Saturdays...social settings, specific people, specific places, etc. It might be as simple as "each time I get together with Jack, he likes to have a beer, so I end up having a beer...then a brat...then some ice cream...and so on." The trigger is Jack. Once you know the trigger, you can work to consciously stop your Pavlovian response to it. Recognize it and change your course.
More specifically, I'd say plan a bit better for your Saturdays. Pack more in a cooler. Remind yourself how much the Saturday feast effects your Sundays (and probably your Mondays, too). Then make a decision to carry on or change your behavior. Bone broth and fasting following a binge day are great ways to 'recover', but that doesn't address the cause, which is the behavior.