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How do we keep from feeling starved?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

This is my conundrum!!! I know Spark has ideas. I will look a few up after I finish this blog.

I have slacked off on my strength exercises, and I want to get back to them. It is so hard to establish a habit like that, isn't it? I have no excuse. I am retired, I have plenty of time!!!

I give myself credit for consistency. It is nice that spark has those little awards.

Edit: 7:30 am -- Just did coach nicole 7 minute exercise band routine. FELT SO GOOD. Now how do I do this consistently, as a habit???

Also weighed my breakfast potatoes and 3 ounces is under 100 calories. It must be the butter and/or oil they are prepared in that makes them killers.

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    I would have to agree with 2BDynamic and the importance of adding protein into your meals and snacks to ward off the hunger.

    I have been at home for 4 weeks now recuperating from surgery and I have not been able to do my usual exercise routine , I am limited to walking only ... not my first choice of exercise but one I used to do often. If I don't do the walk first thing in the day, I find myself getting distracted with other things ( reading, eating or napping) and never get the walk in .. Note to myself .. do the walk first thing when you wake up ....

    Good for you for doing the Coach Nichole exercise band video.. when I finally get clearance to go back to ST , I think I will need to use her videos to get myself back into the habit of doing it.. I know it really matters.

    Good luck on getting motivated . Perhaps you should see if you could challenge yourself to ST 3 x a week and see if you can get a "streak" for at least 3 weeks in a row.
    emoticon emoticon Peggy
    1948 days ago
  • JACK714
    We all struggle with what you are talking about. They say do something for 28 days and it becomes a habit. I don't think that is true for diet and exercise. You can't beat yourself up about it. Just try to do as you are doing--be consistent as possible. Best to your efforts.
    1948 days ago
    Me, too, struggling that is! emoticon
    1949 days ago
  • JEANNE229
    They TELL me drinking a glass of water works. I'm working on the same problem, though.
    1949 days ago
    Eat an apple with a bit of cheese or glass of milk about half an hour before strength training. It fills you up and gives you energy for the exercise and protein to make your hormones work so you can build muscle. or have an egg sandwich on wholemeal bread. B vitamins in the bread give you energy and have lots of fibre to keep you going and fill you up. Don't go for the biscuits! LOL!
    1949 days ago
    I am reading The Spark and Chris says to be mindful to add protein to each meal. I know for fact this works .... I still work FT and am very active ...... yet, if I eat only carbs for b'fast (Like oatmeal, berries) I can count on being hungry before the hour is up. Protein helps as it takes much longer to digest and keeps ya feeling full and satifsied. Any veggies you add are filling since they are fiber and water' foods ..... provide satiety. I know it is not mind over matter .......... it is balancing the diet to keep the blood sugars at bay as well as all else. It is a juggling act, but once yu get the habit and a good meal plan ........... it becomes easy and doable. emoticon
    1949 days ago
    For me 95% of feeling "starved" is mental not physical. I eat enough at my 3 meals a day to stave off being hungry until before the next meal. Sometimes I mess up and have to put milk in a cup of coffee to get to lunch or dinner, but that's about it. Consistency pays off in new habits, and a hunger cycle is easy to train. It works for pets, it works for people.
    1949 days ago
  • DRAK416
    Just a thought, if have time actually schedule exercise in to your day same time on exercise days will help making it a habit, GL
    1949 days ago
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