Word of the Day: Satisfied
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The meal plans on Sparkpeople are leaving me satisfied. One of my MAJOR struggles with weight loss is controlling sweet cravings. They are strong and distracting. HOWEVER, I have stuck to the meal plan now for almost a week and notice that I don't have such strong cravings. I am satisfied, I don't need more food. The food I am eating tastes good, there is enough of it, no complaints.
My protien intake is about 35-50% higher on any given day. My fiber intake and Vitamin D intake are also much higher. I think the cravings are potentially caused by not getting the protien, fiber and other vitamins and minerals that I really need. Now that I am getting what I need, my cravings have decreased substantially.
The meal plan is a relief. If you haven't tried it yet, think about it. It is flexible and easy to follow. You won't feel deprived. There have been a couple of times it was even too much food for me. WORTH IT, WORTH IT, WORTH IT.
Oh and so far this week I am down 3lbs! I am on the smaller side of "overweight" therefore it is hard to lose more then a 1lb a week if I am well behaved. Week 1 on the meal plan (day 4) and I am down 3lbs....so rewarding.