This may be weird to say but I feel like exercising doesn’t really make me lose as much weight as eating right. But at the same time, I feel like exercising makes me eat right so I’ll lose more weight. Does anyone else have that experience or is that just me who is weird?
That doesn’t seem weird to me. That makes sense. Food is the main thing that will bring weight loss around but if you don’t exercise, you haven’t completed the package. I think that makes sense haha.
I don’t really feel driven by the way I eat. I feel driven when I’ve taken action – that is, I’ve exercised. Even a really good brisk walk can push me to want to eat better and then exercise again the next day.
I find that when I do all kinds of workout. There’s something about exercising that makes me want to eat right all around as long as it’s made for me. If I have to cook, I’m too hungry so I just want to go for something fast. I usually have healthy snacks while I cook a healthy meal just so I won’t end up with pizza every time.
Exercising does motivate me to take better care of myself but it also means I have to pay even more attention to what I eat otherwise I will feel starving all the time.
I feel the same way, envirotodd. I actually plan a special snack for after my workout that has both carbs and protein in it because if I don’t, I’ll end up just eating anything I can get my hands on. If I haven’t portion controlled my snack, I could end up eating way too much because I just keep going. It’s nuts! It’s like exercising turns me into a temporary bottomless pit.
Thanks! It’s good to know I’m not the only one who feels that way. I didn’t really think about protein and things like that for snacking. Usually I try to wait until my next meal. I guess that was dumb. I’ll see if I can come up with a good snack. Any ideas for that?
also worth considering is that you get a boost of positive feelings from exercising because it boosts dopamine in your brain. When you feel positive you are more likely to feel motivated!