Counting Calories From Exercise & Rewarding Yourself With Food
In episode 11, I touch on the subject of avoiding counting your calories that you burn during exercise, primarily because it's so inaccurate. Literally any variable could be changing how many calories YOU as an individual burn, which could be drastically different from the calories you see on a treadmill. If you're basing your food intake off of these calories burned, you could be significantly over or underestimating just how many calories you're actually burning, which could stall progress.
Second, I touch on the idea of rewarding one's self for exercise with food. While I often change my food consumption based on training, that in my opinion is a bit different from saying "If I run today, eating pizza is okay." Coming from someone that's struggled with food their whole life: don't do this. It leads to guilt and shame and a heck of a mental time when you're presented with these foods but can't workout. What do you do then?
All this and more in today's BossByte.