To Eat, Or Not to EatPosted: May 5, 2011
…that’s usually never a question in my book – unless it’s close to bedtime (is “bedtime” an inappropriate term for a 23-year-old? 🙂 )
I’ve read and heard so many times that “you shouldn’t eat after the sun goes down” or “no food at least 3 hours before you go to bed” etc, etc.
I usually eat at the same time every day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks usually happen at certain times – and even if I’m not super hungry at say, lunchtime, I tend to eat anyway. Just to keep on track. Does this make sense?
But then there are days like yesterday when I eat a super-filling lunch and I’m not hungry at 6 or 7. So for dinner last night I had a green monster with an apple and cheese on the side. That worked perfectly fine – until about 8:45.
I found myself grappling with “should I eat or not?” While I’m not a nutritionist or a health professional, I still consider myself pretty health savvy; yet I have this irrational belief that if I eat before bed, I’ll wake up a bloated mess.
Do you listen to your body and eat no matter what time it is? Or do you abide by the “no food before bed” rule?
Anyway, I ended up eating and I woke up this morning the same size as when I went to bed. Whew!! 😉
I think if I went to bed with a growling tummy, my 5 AM workout would have been quite difficult! I know it’s best to listen to my body (which I normally do) but I’d be a big liar if I said I never worry about gaining weight.
I’m actually using my wonderful blog friend, Jenny, as inspiration! She is a weight lifting machine and she’s cute as a button!
Although I’m not trying to turn into a body builder, I do find MyBodyBuilding’s workout plans to be great! This morning, per the “Day 1” workout, I completed (3 sets of 12 each)
- Push ups
- Side lateral raises
- Dumbbell bench press
- Tricep dumbbell kickback
- Seated cable rows
- Alternate hammer curls
- Back extensions
- Air bike
- 1 mile run (it called for 20 mins of cardio but I didn’t have time)
So far, so good!
Now I’m off to work and eventually class. This is my last “marathon day” for a few months! 😀
Let’s chat – Do you eat before bed? Do you use other bloggers as inspiration? I think you know my answers to these questions 🙂