Last Updated on November 15, 2015 by Michael Brockbank
Enjoying fast food is one thing, but it’s not good when you consume almost your entire calorie allotment in one sitting. Unfortunately, I have a weakness when it comes to this faux Mexican delight – as does my cat Cinder. So, what am I going to do about eating 1,735 calories for lunch at Taco Bell? Anything I can to get some of it back.
A Food Addiction?
My family knows that when it comes to food, I have a slight addiction to Taco Bell. Yes, I know – it’s not really Mexican food. But that doesn’t matter. It’s like they lace the beef with heroine or something. Anyway, it can be hard for me at times to deny myself the simple pleasures in life. The key, however, is to not let it affect my day.
Paying for the Calories
I ate way too much at lunch today, and I will have to pay for my indulgence. Not just the heartburn that will inevitably strike me in about 20 minutes, but the calories as well. In other words, I need to work some of this off if I want to keep losing weight.
Keeping Proper Mindsets
Too many people such as myself view a downfall like this as a wash to the entire day. It’s easy to get into that mindset of “well, I already screwed up today, might as well eat some more.” If you’re anything like me, you need to stop viewing failures like this. Yes, I ate 1700 calories at lunch – but that doesn’t mean the day was a complete failure. I just need to alter what I eat and what I do for the rest of the day.
Getting As Much Activity As Possible
Luckily, it’s earlier enough that I can get some activity without it getting too late. At the moment, I am sitting at my desk working. However, I will get up in a bit and load up the XBox. I have an affinity for the Tennis game on Kinect Sports Season 2. And yes, playing the Kinect does provide one hell of a workout. I’ll explain more about this at a later date.
Never Give Up
If you made a pig out of yourself during a meal, do what you can to burn it away. I remember last year I walked for nearly three miles just so I could afford the calories to eat pizza…and I will do something similar today. My calories in MyFitnessPal will remain green today. If I don’t burn enough playing the XBox, then I will go for an extended walk.
Don’t get mad at yourself for pigging out. Instead, you need to realize that the food you just consumed needs to be put to good use. Don’t dwell on self-disappointment as it will cause you to think poorly of yourself. Self-esteem and confidence are important, and you need to work to set things right in your body.
Even though I went overboard eating Taco Bell today, it’s not going to stop me from my ultimate goal – to dress up as an Avenger next year for Halloween. I’m thinking Captain America or Thor. Stay the course and keep your body moving. Don’t let your indulgence discredit the work you could do for the day. It’s not over until you fall asleep tonight. Keep today within your grasp.