Tuesday, July 16, 2013
That is a big lesson I have learned. At work, they are really pushing "Wellness" and loosing weight. I joined a group who decided that we would do the 30 day oatmeal challenge. To lower cholesterol levels, we would eat oatmeal very morning for 30 days. So I joined, added stuff like nuts and berries to my oatmeal, no sugar, no butter and very little milk. Well, starting on day 2, I would be fighting to stay awake from 8 am till about 1pm (right after lunch). I felt like I stayed up all night and then came straight to work. Even after getting a full 7 to 8 hours of sleep, I could not keep awake, so needless to say on day 19 of the 30 days I stopped doing the morning oatmeal and went back to protein/fruit in the mornings. By day 2, I was more alert and had no tired issues at all in the mornings. So carbs are now a thing I do very little in the mornings and mostly in the afternoons.
I also do a Soy Protein drink every other day in the morning. I have been told now by 6 different people that I should switch to Whey protein because it is better for me than Soy. I have a milk allergy and can't do the Whey and when I tell them that, they look at me like I grew a horn just now out of the top of my head. They ask what does the whey do to me and I tell them that 20 minutes after drinking it, I get rapid heart beats (144 beats a minute). Again they look at me like I am weird or something and to top it off our benefits director told me I need to go to my doctor's to see if something was wrong with me because Whey should not affect me that way. DUH!!!! It was my doctor who told me not to use Whey but Soy due to my milk allergy.
It just amazes me, how our benefits people start a wellness program and then become the experts for us all. They don't realize that one-size-fits-all weightloss program is not for everyone. And there are those of us, who are weird and don't follow the normal.
So my point is, understand your body and your body's needs before just following any weight loss plan. The plan needs to fit you......not you fit the plan.