This was an experiment that I found interesting in maintaining body weight while overeating on healthy food for 6 weeks. We all know that sometimes, too much of a good thing becomes bad. So for this instance, pretty much everyone gains weight after they binge on unhealthy food for six weeks but this experiment stands out for the reason that it was going to prove if someone can get weight in the event you over-eat on healthy food as well. I just want to be clear that this experiment does not grant you a magical fitness regime that you can eat anything and remain fit. There are 2 main rules to this experiment which I will highlight below.
Anyway, based on six weeks, and following the rule followed by a fitness friend of mine, his body weight was the same as six weeks ago even though he increased his food intake. I will not go into details but here are the 2 rules that he adhered to:
All food is unprocessed natural foods. The overeating involves only healthy food and does not include stuff like pasta, rice, normal bread, and cereals. And no fried food, cookies and cakes as well. He can eat all he wants but it has to be unprocessed and healthy.
And these are some of the food he ate during the six weeks healthy over-eating binge includes raw cheese, yogurt, whole eggs, virgin coconut oil, olive oil, sweet potatoes, and lots of fruits and vegetables. And meat includes venison and beef (grass-fed types).
Overeating does not mean not training as well. He still trains in the gym intensely for 3 to 4 days per week. He does not exercise more just because he ate more. He did the same weight and intensity just as he was doing before he started the 6 six weeks experiment.
The whole point of the experiment was just to over-eat only on healthy food but everything else in his life proceeds as normal. And the results are quite amazing because it shows that the body will adjust itself to maintain calorie balance in your body even though you may be eating much more than before. And it also goes to show that if you eat healthily, you are allowed to give in the craving to eat more, and yet, your body will still maintain your weight. But this involves exercising as well, just that you need not do more just because you eat more.