Saturday, July 06, 2013
Well, the first week on induction has been challenging, however, I have noticed an improvement in my sleeping habits and overall energy (especially in the morning). I have also lost 4 lbs (over the past week), 1.5 inches on my waist and 0.5 inch on my thighs (I confess I haven't measured in a couple of months, but I notice that I was feeling a bit smaller so decided to measure!). I encourage you all to take measurements as well, it is pretty exciting to see positive results!
To add onto last weeks goal of eating consciously, one goal I have for this week is to put my fork and knife down between each bite (what I had started a few years ago when I lost most of the weight on WW). I did this today and noticed when I felt full and I also felt more content after the meal. This may be challenging during breakfast, since I am usually rushing (no matter how early I get up, I'm sure you can relate!). To address this challenge I will arrive and leave the gym 10 minutes earlier this week to allow time to slow down on breakfast.
Also, I had been having crystal light on a regular basis, but stopped the last 2 days after reading a blog about whether or not consuming crystal light affected cravings for sweets. So, of course I had to perform a test! I found that my cravings were more intense (especially in the evening) when I consumed crystal light. So this is no longer part of my diet. I suppose it is not that good for you anyways!
Another thing I noticed this week was that I often skimp on fat. When I was making up my own recipes, I would often add little or no fat. The past few years I have followed a low fat/high carbohydrate diet and have found it challenging to add that pat of butter or full fat dressing. I do admit that I feel much more satisfied and have more energy when I eat fat. I have started to combat this challenge by following recipes on the Atkins website. There are some great meal planning ideas as well.
Hope you are all experiencing positive results...remember you only have one body, so let's all take care of it!