For the whole of July, I have been restricting my food intake and have barely touched any junk foods. However, for the past 3 days, I have eaten quite a lot of unhealthy foods. For example, today I have had about two handfuls worth of 'pick n mix' after my dinner. Now my stomach looks quite podgy.
What effect will doing this for 3 consecutive days have on my body/weight?
Will it be easy to reverse what I have done quickly?
Will eating unhealthily for 3 days have much of an effect? Watch
- Community Assistant
- Thread Starter
- 27-07-2017 18:31
- Political Ambassador
- PS Reviewer
- 27-07-2017 18:40
In the short term it may have some very minor effect, though you are most likely to simply feel fatter due to the feeling being one you've presumably not had in a while. Beyond that, it won't make any meaningful difference at all and any gain can be reversed very swiftly by a few days eating at a deficit. The occasional binge has no meaningful effect on long-term fat loss, and such variations in diet are a normal part of living your life.
- 27-07-2017 18:48
I wouldn't think 3 days will have done any damage. Weeks at a time maybe, but not a few days.
Exercise is also important, eating well goes hand in hand with exercise. At university my diet was somewhere between dreadful and passable, but I usually walked for about 4 hours a day, so I like to think the damage was limited...
- 27-07-2017 18:52
You can't put on any appreciable amount of fat on in 3 days. If you feel thrumpier it's likely due to water retention cause by high sodium/salt intake, which is temporary.
- 27-07-2017 18:53
Nope, that's like not going to the gym for 3 days. Not much is gunna happen.
- 27-07-2017 21:01
3 days won't have an impact on anything you're trying to do in that respect. If you feel you've gained weight, it's because the majority of unhealthy food either contains high amounts of sugar and sodium - sugary foods contain water and sodium causes the body to hold onto it. This is what bloats us out when we eat a lot of junk food.
This is water weight, and will be sweated and excreted out in no time - anything like bloating that came quickly will go quickly, too.
I'd also like to congratulate you on staying dedicated to a healthy diet, too!
I've recently written an e-Book on this @ thedietresolution.com