Friday, February 28, 2014
I've been stuck on a plateau, as many of you know. So what did I do, I went on a diet... DUH! Life has been heck. Yes, I lost some weight, but I'm miserable.
What did I do to lose weight in the first place? I ate more whole foods and less refined ones, had smaller portions, checked my hunger more carefully, drank water more diligently, ate from smaller plates, ate meat and dairy with no added hormones, and added more fruits and vegetables. So basically I ADDED foods to my plan... hormone free foods, more fruits and veggies, water, and did more regular hunger checks. I had less room for the junk when I ate well, and really, I just wasn't hungry for it.
It was really tough at first to decide if I was hungry and sometimes it still is. I have a difficult time distinguishing head hunger from stomach hunger, so much that I end up suffering blood sugar lows frequently. I have to eat mini meals every 3-4 hours to keep my blood sugar under control and my appetite in check. I'm always sure to have carbs, protein, and healthy fat. All food groups are important. Did you know that dairy, fruits and vegetables all are considered carbs to a diabetic?
So it's back to basics for me. I will measure so that I can log my food, but no more of this dieting bologna. It leaves me feeling deprived and nuts. I'm going to add in healthful foods and that will squeeze out the unhealthful ones. I can't believe I forgot this. You would think after losing so much weight that I would know better, but old habits die hard.