So! I've begun a new term at school- this term is shorter than the normal terms by an entire week; making it a ten week term instead of eleven. My goal is to drop 15 lbs within those ten weeks. I have already begun my week 1- with an outstanding gym attendance of nearly everyday. (except Saturday). And while I've been at the gym, I've been really good at reaching that 400 calorie burn mark. My problem recently has been watching my eating habits and getting back into the strength training exercises.
I want to cut atleast 400 calories from my diet, but it requires me to be knowledgeable on what foods will keep me fuller faster. Here's where my other challenge comes to play- I have celiac disease- an allergy to wheat, gluten and its biproducts. So, things like crackers and bread, I can't eat unless they're made from rice or corn. So a normal diet plan doesnt work for me.
I need to figure out the best way to balance my diet... I need to get more fruits and veggies in my system, but quite frankly I get bored with it pretty easily... What should I eat? What foods help make you feel fuller that aren't full of fat or bad stuff?
I am currently using the SparkPeople Nutrition counter and its been REALLY helpful in letting me know that I eat a lot of crap! So I want to eliminate some of the crap I put into my system.
I love eggs.
I love milk.
I love cheese.
These are all high in fat... but I don't want to compromise them from my eating because then it'll REALLY feel like a diet- and I've discovered that diets that feel like diets DONT WORK.
Here's another doozey.... I work at a chocolate shop. TEMPTATION ISLAND. It's typically not too hard for me to say no, except on receiving days. It's a belgian chocolate shop so I don't make any of the product; but I do receive it and check it all in. Even though I've worked here the last couple of years and generally don't smell chocolate anymore, when I open a fresh box, I get the brief glimpse of smell to my nose... and the craving KICKS UP. I've been doing things like drinking green tea with honey to help curb the need for "sweet" but it doesn't always work.
So I guess what I'm saying is, I have 10 weeks to drop 15 lbs. I've hit the gym regularly again, and hope to start seeing the results soon. But I know a big factor in losing weight is not only building muscle, but watching what kind of stuff you feed your body.
15 lbs. 10 weeks. Eat atleast 1200-1600 calories a day, rich in fruits and vegetables and watching my fat intake. Atleast 400 calories burned at the gym 5 to 6 nights a week. 1 day of rest. 3 days of strength training. 6 days of cardio. Too far fetched?