That's what I usually do--high carb breakfast (oatmeal, small amount of dried fruit, milk w/coffee), some carbs with lunch and almost none at dinner.
Lately, though, I've been having low-carb breakfasts on days when I know that I will have more carbs later. It's probably not a great strategy for weight loss, but it seems to be helping me maintain, even when I am consuming way too many calories overall.
My trainer says you should try to scale back on the carbs later in the night because of our serontin levels. She said if you want a higher carb meal, make it for breakfast and or lunch and always eat a protein with it, that helps it metabolize better and levels blood sugar levels.
I hope that helps! Lisa
Pounds lost: 53.0
Fitness Minutes: (74,443) Posts: 3,293 12/13/12 7:10 P
One thing I did already is go through my agenda and make plans for the day I have big events, like my office party or of course Christmas Eve etc. I want to eat many veggies on "break" days and exercise as much as possible. And drink water, lots of water! Let's do this!
When I go to a special event, I think about the people I will see there and how much I will enjoy their company......I don't spend time thinking about what food will be served or what "goodies" I will indulge in......then when I get there I want to find people rather than food.
September Resolutions *average over 15,000 steps a day *strength training twice a week *act the way I want to feel *don't expect praise or recognition *meditate at least four days a week
current weight: 125.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,353) Posts: 1,600 11/30/12 5:32 A
Great tips, Lisa- Thanks! I have committed to eating on the low end of range at least 5 of 7 days each week, which should allow a few indulgences at holiday functions. My plan is to lose a few more pounds over the holiday season, but with the plateau I've been maintaining the past 6 weeks or so, I will be very happy to just stay here without gaining.
This is for me...
Pounds lost: 4.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,353) Posts: 1,600 11/10/12 3:25 A
Here's how you can lose weight (not gain) during the Holidays.
1. Set a goal and make it a priority.
2. Make your extra bonus meals or treat meals Once a week, not every day during the holidays- like if you know your work holiday party is Friday, don't indulge in Holiday cookies on Monday.
3. Know your calorie range (sparkpeople can make that for your weight loss goal) and try to stay on the low end of it on non-Treat days. that way, you'll have an extra 750 calories to use that meal without gaining weight. (if your range is 1200-1450 calories, stay near the 1200 at least 3 days before that meal)
4. Eat a healthy breakfast and a healthy snack before going to holiday dinners/parties. that way you won't be so hungry and overindulge.
5. Step up your fitness program. Don't have time? Then step up your STEPS on your pedometer, add 2,500 steps, and you will likely burn 100 extra calories to help overcome any holiday goodies)
6. Track your food on Non holiday days, keep weighing/measuring weekly and keep drinking your glasses of water, getting your rest and taking vitamins.
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