One Way to Minimize Weight Gain with Injury
No one wants to be injured. It can be hard adjusting to a life without the normal running routine.
It seems almost funny that when injury strikes and we’re no longer logging all those miles, appetite can be just as strong if not stronger than when running daily. The idea of gaining 10 pounds while healing an injury can be troubling.
We get used to eating larger quantities of food. It’s hard to tell the body overnight things have changed. It’d be nice if there were an off switch to that previously ravenous appetite. Now, when running the least, it seems so much harder to resist big servings and second helpings.
One of the best ways to cut back without feeling like you’re sacrificing is by using smaller dishware. This is a way to feel like you’re have a big, full serving; but it will most likely be less than what you were previously eating.
Try using salad plates instead of dinner plates at meal time; fill a smaller glass with juice; and eat your cereal from a smaller cereal bowl instead of that big mixing bowl you used before. Making some of these changes will help in cutting back without feeling deprived.