What a coincidence LKG! I just borrowed the Dr. Kessler book from the library. :) I've gotten through the first two chapters of Shrink Yourself now and there were some powerful messages that have already helped. The statement about, "What makes me powerless?" struck a chord for sure. I never thought that was the problem but now I see that it really is the root of everything for me.
I'm several chapters into the Kessler book and, based on what I've read there as well as what I've been reading on the Dr. Oz website, I've completely altered my plans for my diet. I have been relying pretty heavily on Weight Watchers frozen dinners and a lot of pre-packaged 100 calorie snack packs as well as other convenience foods. While I'm not saying that they're not helpful, they seem to be triggering cravings that I've been feeling pretty powerless
So, no more convenience foods for awhile. I've upped my fiber, cut out all partially hydrogenated oils, added more monounsaturated fats, reduced my sodium intake, and in the last two days I have dramatically decreased my consumption of foods that combine the salt + fat + sugar factor that seem to trigger my addictions. Already I have noticed that I'm not ravenous on my drive home from work and that food does not seem as distracting to me.
When I'm through the Shrink Yourself and the Dr. Kessler books, I'm staring on one called Eating the Moment by Dr. Pavel G. Somov. I may falter at times on this journey but I am determined as I have never been before and I will not quit this time.
Thanks so much for everyone's support! :) I hope that I can be as supportive and helpful as everyone has been for me.
| Pounds lost: 50.0