Wednesday, October 16, 2013
As part of the 5% challenge, I decided to go back to the basics of what worked for me at the beginning when I was losing weight, easily and consistently. For those who are familiar, itís basically the South Beach Diet. Lots of fresh veggies, lean protein and some low GI carbs. Beyond the fact that Iíve given my way of eating a fancy name, nothing has changed. Breakfast, lunch and my 2 snacks were the same as usual. I have dinner planned and itís healthy (if not terribly exciting).
Then I had that awful, verboten thought. The scourge of all dieters. The thought that says, I canít wait to go back to normal. (I know. I can hear you all gasping).
First of all, I donít even know what that means anymore. What Iíve been eating the last few days hasnít changed much. So this IS normal.
Now how much of it Iím eating has changed. Iím eating at the low end of my range (about 1300 calories), which I havenít done consistently in a while. But then I havenít lost weight in a while either.
So what gives? Why is this so much harder all the sudden? By giving my meal plan a name (that has the word diet in it), have I sabotaged myself? Maybe my body is just readjusting to eating the way Iím supposed to (and just havenít been) when Iím losing weight? Or maybe I'm just crazy!
Has anyone else experienced anything like this?