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Will I gain weight from this?


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Today i had like one whole thing of oreos, i mean not like a whole box but one of those sleeve things idk how many are in it, plus a half of another.. plus some cheese puffs and half a cheese sandwich..... think i'll gain anything? if so how do i burn enough calories to make up for it? thnx.

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You gain weight by consistently consuming more energy (calories) than you use up.  It takes 3600 excess calories to gain 1lb in fat.  Very salty and very sugary food can cause temporary fluid retention but half a cheese sandwich isn't exactly excessive.

A healthy diet doesn't mean you never eat a cheese puff or an oreo.  Start with a reasonable calorie intake (and since you're already quite a low weight that should be around 2000 a day)  Get 80-90% of your daily calories from genuinely good quality wholefoods, vegetables, fruit and other natural foods ... 10-20% can afford to be 'not-quite-so-healthy' and you'll be fine.

Nicely put!

Original Post by gi-jane:

You gain weight by consistently consuming more energy (calories) than you use up.  It takes 3600 excess calories to gain 1lb in fat.  Very salty and very sugary food can cause temporary fluid retention but half a cheese sandwich isn't exactly excessive.

A healthy diet doesn't mean you never eat a cheese puff or an oreo.  Start with a reasonable calorie intake (and since you're already quite a low weight that should be around 2000 a day)  Get 80-90% of your daily calories from genuinely good quality wholefoods, vegetables, fruit and other natural foods ... 10-20% can afford to be 'not-quite-so-healthy' and you'll be fine.


correction 3500 cals for a lb of fat

Original Post by gi-jane:

You gain weight by consistently consuming more energy (calories) than you use up.  It takes 3600 excess calories to gain 1lb in fat.  Very salty and very sugary food can cause temporary fluid retention but half a cheese sandwich isn't exactly excessive.

A healthy diet doesn't mean you never eat a cheese puff or an oreo.  Start with a reasonable calorie intake (and since you're already quite a low weight that should be around 2000 a day)  Get 80-90% of your daily calories from genuinely good quality wholefoods, vegetables, fruit and other natural foods ... 10-20% can afford to be 'not-quite-so-healthy' and you'll be fine.


correction 3500 cals for a lb of fat

Wjones,

I did the same thing yesterday and added some ice cream to make it really bad. Today i need to pay the price and pick myself up and start over. It was fun no regrets, one day is ok.

Well lets see

Oreos-
Servings per container 15
Cals per serving 160, so you ate about 7.5 servings = 1200 calories

Cheese puffs-
serving size 1 OZ, calories 121
Based on your Oreo consumption, I am gonna put you down for 6 OZ, so thats a total of 726

Cheese sandwich-
Hard to tell if you meant grilled cheese, or what the bread is, but based on the other stuff you ate, i am going to go with white bread and american cheese.
One slice of white bread 70 calories
One slice of american cheese 94 calories
a total of 164

For a grand total of 2090 calories.  This by the way is 10 calories shy of my daily allowance of 2100 (being a 35 year old male).  I would also feel bad not to mention that nothing you ate is at all even remotely healthy for you.

At this rate of consumption, you'll probably gain something.  I can't imagine eating all that and being able to exercise.  I'd probably throw it all up.

Sorry for the bluntness, but thats the rub.

 

 

 

 

 

^^ Wow - Blunt or just plain Rude? 

it's true it was not the healthiest meal/snack/whatever. But to me, there is a kind of happiness of taking the day-off an eating sweets and junk. As long as, is  ONE day  and not everyday, I think is even healthy to treat yourself once in a while.

Tomorrow will be a new day, if you feel really bad, have a salad and yogurt with some fruit the rest of the day, and lots of water. If don't enjoy your day-off.

 

Original Post by candicebauer:

correction 3500 cals for a lb of fat

 It's just an estimate. And the estimate is often 3500-3600.

Original Post by gsutiger2:

^^ Wow - Blunt or just plain Rude? 

 Really, I think it was just blunt, and hardly that. If the OP really ate that much, I think he/she probably did gain a bit from all of that.

I understand about "taking a day off" but that's not it.  That is borderline binge eating, which pretty much defeats the purpose of dieting and general health management.  Binging on empty calories like that is exactly what you should not do, to expect a long life.

Yes, more blunt talk from me.  It's a bad habit, but I am really just trying to help.

Well, the truth hurts!  I don't think there's anything rude about calculating how many calories a person ate - especially if they're asking for honest advice.  How can anyone give accurate advice if the actual issue is ignored? 

Directly to the OP - if you ate like that everyday you would gain weight!  However, the road to success isn't perfect, and it's totally human to slip up once in a while (even for mendoza13 ;)). 

The main thing is not to beat yourself up over it!  Because the worse you feel about it, the more likely you are to find comfort in another sleeve of oreo's!  And while the taste of each chocolate-wafered bite might be temporarily satisfying, it'll start the vicious cycle of feeling bad and finding comfort in food.

Every once in a while, I definitely eat over my calorie count - and not with wheat bread and turkey slices either ;)... but I get over it, work out extra hard the next day, and get back on track!  "Slip ups" are short term, but the goals you have are long term.  Focus on that!

Samantha,

Could have not said it any better. Today is almost gone don't look back! 

mendoza13 - don't assume that this is something the OP does on a regular basis.  You so graciously calculated the calories for us, and eating around 2000 on one day isn't going to hurt anything! 

I agree that this kind of eating sets back "the purpose of dieting and general health", but the 'all or nothing' attitude is why so many people give up.  What this person needs is support, and even that's something that can be given in a blunt manner.  Yes, they overate a lot of unhealthy calories.  But this person wanted to know if it's fixable - and very bluntly, the answer is "yes!"

nieto914 - thank you!  I'd have thrown the towel in long ago if I thought it wasn't possible to recover from a bad day!  Over time the 'bad days' either become fewer and further between, or they become less bad!  Like eating 500 calories over my calorie target instead of 1,000! 

OP - just make sure you really do want to get back on track!  If you're asking every other day how to get over half a bag of oreo's, etc. - ya might just want to keep those kind of foods out of the house entirely! ;)

 

Actually, you will have to run across the country and back 5 times (just kidding!!). What's already been said is true in that bad food choices can set you back in trying to lose weight. An Oreo cookie once in a while will not jeopardize your weight loss, a few cheese puffs once in a while will not put you back to square one on your diet. But if you eat that stuff every day, it will sabotage your diet and weight loss. If you slip up, realize it for what it is, and get back to your diet/exercise program. Will you gain any weight from the Oreo's and cheese puffs?? That depends on whether you were eating healthy or not before that, and whether you will be eating healthier than that afterward.

hey  wjones33086,

honestly, yes you made some bad food choices that one day, BUT really don't we all at some point?? dont worry about gaining weight from one day of overeating, as alot of the posters above me said, it's only when you make a habit of this that it'll become problem as your excess calories will add up and you'll end up putting on weight. just make sure you get back up on that wagon and make better choices tomorrow Smile ohh and as for burning it off, just exercise regularly (like at least 3-5 times a week, the more the better), and try to stay as active as possible so your body continues to burn off more that you consume (or so it burns off just what you consume if you're looking to maintain).

gluck, don't be too hard on yourself, and in the future keep in mind that moderation is key!! Laughing

Original Post by samantha81:

mendoza13 - don't assume that this is something the OP does on a regular basis.  You so graciously calculated the calories for us, and eating around 2000 on one day isn't going to hurt anything! 

 

Are you assuming that this is all that person ate that day?  I am not.

I didn't assume that, either.  In fact, I'd be more surprised to find out that the OP only ate the oreo's and cheese puffs.  Even so, if the calorie count for the entire day came to 3,000 calories, that's most likely only around 1,200-1,300 more than what their body burned - which isn't even enough to gain a pound, and something that is very fixable with a little extra effort the following day or two.

 

Disclaimer: I'm not condoning binge eating.  Too often does defeat the purpose of diet and health goals.  I do believe, however, that we all have our struggles and that there is always a way to fix a situation and correct bad habits. 

Very well put, CC is all about helping each other.Cool

to answer one person's comment, yes that is all i ate that day.

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