What happens when I eat bad? A fantastic question!
I'm tired, I'm cranky, I'm irritable. I'm starting to get achy hips again. Okay, all those things are actually quite normal for me, but I am sure they are more frequent and prevalent now. I'm emotional! Yes, I have always been an emotional person who cries easily, but it's waaaaaay worse now then it was when I was being good.
I have no doubt that my food choices contribute to these feelings but this is the part where I believe the exercise helps. . .I know I have said that you don't have to exercise to lose weight because I have lost weight without exercise. However, not only does the exercise help with losing weight but it helps me feel better overall. As hard as I find it to run sometimes (my totally insane exercise of choice) it really does uplift me. Look anywhere online and it will tell you: physical activity helps to elevate your mood. Even if it's just a small amount of exercise.
SO. . .I'm not running, causing me to be tired, cranky, and irritable, therefore leading me to bad food choices, which in the circle of things make me feel tired, cranky, and irritable! Ah-ha! So when I run (exercise) I feel better about myself, therefore leading me to make better food choices so as not to undo the hard work I just did!
We know I'm still going to eat the bad stuff but remember my favorite line: Everything in moderation.
I'm not sure that any of that actually makes sense, but what I am hoping is that once I return to running and eating better that all these things will go away! Well, maybe they won't go away, but rather occur less frequently or less prominently.