One thing I have discovered is that I cannot use the Spark Nutrition Tracker - what they're saying is "healthy" is what got me to where I am now! So I am just not tracking at all, except to make sure that I eat healthy protein and fats, lots of veggies, lots of water.....and staying away from the processed foods as much as possible!!
Pounds lost: 31.0
Fitness Minutes: (15,377) Posts: 1,671 8/1/12 8:48 A
What you do after you go off-plan is the most important thing - we all go off plan at times. I try to use the off-plan times as a motivation to try and go longer until the next off plan event. If I can keep extending the times, eventually I will be always on-plan.
Stick with it, it is an adjustment, and I does get easier over time.
current weight: 528.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,680) Posts: 13 8/1/12 8:43 A
I "fall off the wagon" sometimes too. I just try to start fresh the next day. Here is my big problem, I can absolutely gorge myself on ice cream and baked goods and suffer no ill effects. I feel guilty, but no physical ill effects. I don't get sick, I don't feel sluggish or bloated the next day. I WISH I would feel sick, maybe then I could convince myself to not ever eat bad stuff.
I think forgiveness would be one of the traits implied here. Especially self forgiveness. I saw in another thread that you are relatively new to this (as I am) and this is an adjustment. I am also very surprised by my lack of cravings for bread/pasta and other "normal" foods. I have done Atkins before and that was a major issue then. Continue your journey as reward yourself with good foods and treats!
Fitness Minutes: (577) Posts: 217 8/1/12 8:36 A
Pam, For some reason pizza is my weakness too and unfortunately my husband loves it.. Hardly anybody is 100% Paleo so give yourself a break. I know in the last few months I have learned what triggers me. My family can have chips and cookies to their hearts'desire in the house but if they have frozen yogurt I will eat the whole container:)
Also, I bet you don't feel as physically good this morning as normal? That's what has helped me really limit my treats.
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