Can you eat overeat healthy food?
Topic: Can you eat overeat healthy food?
November 23, 2019 / By Uel Question:
I know this seems like a strange question. A little over a month ago I made the decision to eat clean and then I have started running and doing some mild muscle training. I've been using myfitnesspal for a diary which tells me to eat 1200 calories a day. My typical day is consists of mostly vegetables and fruits with some whole wheat bread, Greek yogurt, and either chicken, turkey, or fish thrown in at some point throughout the day. Although it doesn't happen daily, sometimes I just feel more hungry that day and end up eating an extra serving of fruit/vegetables that throws my day off. Is this something to truly be concerned about or not?
Best Answers: Can you eat overeat healthy food?
Rimmon | 2 days ago
Absolutely not! Some days you ARE going to be more hungry, you may have done more that day or the previous day and your body is telling you it needs some more food. Your choices are quite healthy, you are doing well. Don't obsess over it. Think about it—there are all sorts of snacks you could have gone for that even staying within your calorie count would be much worse choices—much better to have that extra apple than that small bag of chips.
One of the worse things people do to themselves when trying to eat healthy/clean and lose weight is to obsess over occasional extras. These do not hurt you in the long run, it's when you obsess that they can hurt you because guilt over such small extras leads to feeling like you aren't good enough and eventually giving up. Don't do that! Keep up with what you are already doing.
Note: it is possible to overeat anything, but you aren't doing that.
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Originally Answered: Why is healthy food at fast food restaurants more expensive than regular food?
Because the ingredients in the unhealthy food are so cheap they're actually cheaper than the healthy stuff.
In the past fruit & vegetables always used to be cheaper than animal products, but thanks to some modern inhumane intensive farming methods and new methods of carcass processing (for example "mechanically recovered/separated meat" etc) its very cheap to get a bit of animal on your plate these days.
What part of that animal though is another question (its not even technically meat most of the time), but when its all processed into a nice nondescript paste which is then cooked up in a shape with some flavourings & additives etc people don't seem to really care!
But yeah. I know farming, i know food factory work. I've lived/worked in both and i've done a lot of research on these matters too, and long story short my advice is: Save your pennies up for the better quality healthier food and avoid such processed foods (chicken nuggets, cheap sausage meat, burgers etc) like the plague! You'll be doing your health a big favour- its not just gross & fattening a lot of what they put in junk/fast food, there are major concerns over the long term health implications over a lot of the other things they add to food.
1200 calories is pretty low for someone who is active, and not a very small (short) person...
Yes, you can overeat healthy foods....the bottom line is fat loss occurs when you consume fewer calories than you burn, whether it's candy bars or veggies and lean protein you are eating...
An extra serving of fruit or veggies shouldn't be an issue though, as you'd be looking at maybe 100-ish calories or so, depending on what you consumed...if you are at least 5'2" tall, you should be able to easily eat 1300 - 1500 calories a day (being as active as you are) and still lose weight...
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You just maybe need to eat more times a day so you dont get cravings through the day. I learned to eat 5 times a day and been losing weight with the yes you can diet plan, they have a diet plan that pretty much tells you what, when and how much to eat. Very easy and effective :) I am not hungry trough the day and Im getting the proper nutrition
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1200 calories is low unless you a 100 pound sedentary 40 year old. Don't be afraid to eat more.
To answer your question yes you can overeat healthy food but my that I mean you shouldn't eat 3000+ calories a day. Eating 1500 calories is not overeating.
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You can overeat anything. If you mean, plain fruit and vegetables, not counting avocado, it would be pretty hard. If I don't eat enough, I get hungry. When you input the information at the site, you put in your desired weight, the date of achievement and the activity level. Go back and tweak it to allow you to eat more calories.
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