I’m still taking votes on my poll! I want to know what YOU think
Fortunately, this isn’t going to be a post that describes eating anything larger than your palm for protein as too much, nor will I be condemning you if you have two desserts rather than one (actually a super fit, healthy and amazing woman did just that the other night).
As usual I’m going to take a different approach from your usual run of the mill, diet and ‘healthy’ living magazines and websites. And I’m proud of it
What I’m talking about is those times when you…
- Ask yourself- wow is that too much food?
- Compare your serving of food to the seemingly smaller serving of another.
- Double guess yourself when getting seconds when you’re hungry.
- Purposely serve yourself less food than you need/want.
- Feel guilty for fuelling your body properly.
Etc. you get the message, right?
I guess all these points have something to do with food and how much of it we eat. Basically, they’ll all different ways of saying- I’m eating too much.
But, How Much Is Too Much?
And on what grounds are you making that statement.
Just because you’re eating more than someone else definitely does not mean you’re eating too much. There’s a million differences between you and someone else that could account for the difference in serving sizes. Appetite, body shape, weight, height, exercise, lean muscle mass, energy output, previous eating.
And does seconds means you’re eating too much? Maybe you’re hungrier today. Maybe you worked your butt off at the gym and got yourself quite an appetite. Maybe you inadequately fuelled your body earlier in the day. Maybe you didn’t get enough in the first place.
I could literally come up with a million ‘maybes’ and possible scenarios as to why each of these situations could come about.
So tell me now- why is that too much?
I think the important thing here, underlying it all, is why you feel it is too much.
If you can find out the why, then maybe you can rationalise and do something about it; before you find yourself in the situation where you question- Is That Too Much?
- Are you often thinking- ‘I’m eating too much!’
- Why do you think we do this?
Daily Healthy Thought: I’m not what I eat.