Monday, January 28, 2013

The last couple of weeks I've breezed through my weight loss. I've traveled and lost a total of 8 pounds since the beginning of the year. And all of a sudden yesterday I started to get food cravings and food is on my mind all the time. So it's time to reset. This are the tools I'm going to use:
Plan my day's eating in advance so I know that I'm covered
Skip all caffeine, even chai tea, since cravings seem to increase after having caffeine
Get a total of 60 minutes of work out a day, even if it means cutting it up into 20 or 30 minute segments.
Has this ever happened to you, where all of a sudden what was easy has become a challenge again? What have you done differently to address this? Let me know what's worked for you.

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  • MIRAGE727
    I've really watched my food choices. I try to keep processed anything down to a severe minimum! I look for fresh veggies and fruits that scream energy. I do good calories and protein to satisfy cravings. I weave my strength training with cardio. AND I seem to switch it up periodically so my body doesn't find a resting groove. It works for me.
    1875 days ago
    You might need some of the same distractions and motivation you had to loose while you were traveling. I see the same thing happening to me on days when I am home an not working. You need a job, task, hobby or something that stimulates the positive hormones and suppresses your hunger.

    I love the previous suggestion, these are all fantastic! Look up Liptin and Gherlin hormones so you can understand some of the physiological effects of your eating habit and these hormones.

    Good luck and God Bless!

    1877 days ago
    I increase my protein intake. Not a fan of protein so kinda avoid it. I know when I have not been eating enough as I crave food 24/7 yet nothing seems to satisfy me. A dose pf whey protein powder in morning coffee sets me up for a successful eating day.
    1877 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    Celebrate the non-scale victories. How are your clothes fitting? What do the monthly measurements you take reflect? The scale only reflects your relation to gravity. :D

    You're tracking all the nutrition that crosses your lips, you're drinking at least 64 ounces of water (providing your doctor doesn't restrict you from drinking too much water). So you're taking all the steps towards becoming the healthiest you can be.

    Food cravings... are you getting enough protein? fat? When I short myself on protein I am hungry. Protein helps me feel full.

    How about eating to the mid-range of your caloric requirements? That's the figure I try my best to shoot for because if I eat towards the top end - it takes the scale more time to reflect the difference.

    1877 days ago
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