The slingshot effect: how restricting foods can be harmful, not helpful — The Nutrition Coach

What would you do if you were told that starting tomorrow you will no longer be allowed to eat sugar? Truth be told, many of us would feel a sense of urgency to go out this evening and eat sugar-laden foods to our heart’s content. In fact, we’d probably eat way more than we really wanted. […]

via The slingshot effect: how restricting foods can be harmful, not helpful — The Nutrition Coach

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  1. Craig Hodson says:

    I completely get this, that’s why I book messy times in, keeps everything in an even keel. Great work!!

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  2. cubicleshark says:

    I agree. I allow myself junk food and such. I just plan it into my nutrition for the day. Ice cream? Yup, if I intend to go hard on it, I just lay off carbs and fat throughout the day to compensate. You can make it all work, eat healthy 80-90% of the time and still have cake, candy bars or ice cream occassionally.
    If you go too far into denying yourself, you snap and binge. You need to let off nutritional steam now and again.

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  3. Cheat days don’t hurt. I don’t do many of them, but like the article said, it isn’t toxic in moderation.

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