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September 22, 2011 4:25 PM
yesterday i overate BADLY, ending up eating 3500 calories, which is crazy! i havent eaten that much in months! i usually eat 1100-1400 calories a day with exercise. so im just wondering to fix this huge mess, should i exercise heaps today and not eat as much? i dont want to sound stupid, but if i eat 600 calories today and burn them off - wouldnt that balance everything out? i just really dont want to gain or stall my weightloss. thanks!
September 22, 2011 4:30 PM
Personally I would eat on the light side of normal + exercise, but I wouldn't do anything drastic.
  9845289
September 22, 2011 4:32 PM
I did the same thing! Last Saturday I ate over 3000 cals! I just dropped it to 1000 the next day, then ate my normal for the rest of this week...and I didn't gain anything. I continued my normal exercise routine.
September 22, 2011 4:32 PM
Just start tomorrow as a new day. Don't dwell on the past, we all overindulge and it is okay :)
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September 22, 2011 4:34 PM
Stop worrying about it just get back on track. We all do it.
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September 22, 2011 4:36 PM
just think of your username and ask yourself: is 600 calories for the day really the smart and HEALTHY decision here?
September 22, 2011 4:37 PM
Eat a lot more protein today. Protein is supposed to act like a negative calorie food, i.e. it takes more calories to digest it than what you take in with it. It's best when you take in a lot of calories like that to be sure and eat protein along with it to counter balance it.
September 22, 2011 4:37 PM
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Stop worrying about it just get back on track. We all do it.


Yep. If you mess up, acknowledge and move on. Don't try to "make up" for it. The best thing you can do it hit your targets as close as possible as often as possible.
September 22, 2011 4:39 PM
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Just start tomorrow as a new day. Don't dwell on the past, we all overindulge and it is okay :)
September 22, 2011 4:40 PM
It's ok...just hit your goals for today. That's all we have is today. Take Care.
  10684710
September 22, 2011 4:43 PM
Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it. Just get back on track. When i was losing (I'm pregnant now) I would take two days off each week and wouldn't count calories. I'd eat out at restaurants, have some junk food if I wanted it, etc. I never had a problem losing.
  2469411
September 22, 2011 4:46 PM
Go back to your normal eating habit. Your metabolism will kick in and burn it off. A lot of people do that once a week to boost the metabolism. Just ask 4theking. He is down to about 9% bf and eats 1700 cals everyday except on Friday. Friday he eats about 4000 cals including ice cream, donuts and pizza. He drops weight every week. I hit a plateau for about 2-3 months and started this and have dropped 10 lbs in the last month.
September 22, 2011 4:48 PM
Drink lots of water and forget it ever happened :) DON'T DO IT AGAIN!! lol
September 22, 2011 4:57 PM
Use each day as a new day. Recognize why you overate so you don't make it a regular thing, and then kiss yesterday goodbye. You could get dizzy if you eat 600 calories and burn 600 calories and that's it. Be careful.
  11290396
September 22, 2011 5:01 PM
Could be just the thing you needed actually if you religously eat 1100-1200 and do exercise on top of that. It's called a refeed smile If you had lots of carbs in there (don't we all on "binge" days) then that's a good thing also. Just go back to your regular routine now. Don't get on the scale because any gain you may have will be water weight anyway.
September 22, 2011 5:04 PM
WOW...I could not move eyes away from the picture. Is that your fabulous abs in the picture? LOL
  6057885
September 22, 2011 5:06 PM
hmmm, with a flat belly like that, I wouldn't sweat one bad day...
just get back on track and forget about it.
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September 22, 2011 5:07 PM
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WOW...I could not move eyes away from the picture. Is that your fabulous abs in the picture? LOL


haha abs? really! wow yes its me, thanks!
September 22, 2011 5:08 PM
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hmmm, with a flat belly like that, I wouldn't sweat one bad day...
just get back on track and forget about it.


you think? i guess im just stressing about nothing, thanks :)
September 22, 2011 5:42 PM
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Please eat more than 600 calories today!

This happens to people all the time, so don't worry. Most of the time, it jumpstarts your metabolism and you start losing more after because your body is getting rid of all that extra food and then some. =)

(This happens of course for people who are very committed to the program and don't overeat on a regular basis.)


I'm hoping this is true. I've been having a little plateau. Today I'm eating like 2500 calories. and dropping back to 1500 tomorrow, hoping to jumpstart my weight loss again. I have a feeling I'll be up tomorrow due to sodium, but hoping it will drop quick.

To OP, I agree just eat normal today and exercise and it should even out.
  3058318
September 22, 2011 5:49 PM
Well if tha'ts you in the Blue Jean Shorts I would not just worry about it! LOL
  10430883
September 22, 2011 7:34 PM
As I said, don't weigh in each day. Bit pointless after a big refeed as the scale is a liar tongue

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