Hey everybody! Just catching up finally! I agree, make sure you are eating enough in accordance with how much you are exercising. The Spark numbers are usually pretty accurate. Make sure you eat enough protein and fiber. They keep you fuller longer than eating simple carbs. Make sure you also change up your routine regularly. Our bodies quickly adapt to our routines, so you have to keep it confused so that it doesn't know what you've got coming. Plateaus are the worst and I went through many. You just have to keep going and they will pass even though it seems unlikely ... they will as long as you stay on track.
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im following the sparks diet and about 1300 cals..i think im wrecking it by eating at nite even tho they say u can..i get genuinely hungry, i eat around sixish and by ten im hungry..maybe im not eating the rite stuff but if ive used my 1300 by dinner what can i eat at ten. im a night owl and dont sleep well. as far as water i drink a couple cups of decaff tea and maybe two or three glasses of water..i dont like water when im not thirsty..and i dont really care for flavored water or crystal lite..so u see i have some problems here...lol
I thought I was eating right... nothing white, lots of fruits and veggies, fish, and at least 1 hour of exercise a day. Still no weight loss. I found that I wasn't eating enough, and my body was in starvation mode even though I weighed 200 lbs. I know now that in order for me to lose weight I have to eat about 300 calories every 4 hours.
How's your water intake? Are you drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day or more? ( I drink a min of 96 oz a day of water and/or fresh brewed iced tea) Totally gave up diet sodas- not as hard to do as I thought, and I am a caffeine junkie!
Are you eating enough calories? If you are exercising a lot but not consuming enough calories, you aren't going to lose weight- your body will go into starvation mode and horde them. Try bumping them up a little and see if that helps.
Have you taken measurements to see if you are losing inches? Sometimes that shows faster than the scale?
I have been there, and these are all things that helped me.
The scale will eventually catch up. Plateaus suck big time,and get very discouraging- hang in there. You are doing the right things!
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One of my heroes, Michael Pollan, recently wrote a book on his food rules. I read a review of his book and started to laugh. So many of these have been my ďfood rulesĒ for a long time!
I thought about all Iíve been talking about for all these years and decided to drill it down to a few ďrulesĒ. What the heck? Iíve done ďtop tenĒ lists for over ten years and made lists about other stuff that was either good or bad or indifferent. Why NOT throw out a few rules? So here goes, Leanneís 10 Rules for Consuming Food.
1) One ingredient foods are always safe to consume. For example, apples, sweet potatoes, spinach, salmon. These are all one ingredient foods.
2) If you cannot pronounce the ingredients, you shouldnít eat it. Yeah, I know Iíve said this 100 times. Itís worth saying again. Besides, I know you have no idea what di-sodium phosphate has to do with food (but it could be in your breakfast cereal).
3) If your teenaged sonís sports drink is the same color as toilet bowl cleaner or antifreeze, itís not a good thing to consume.
4) If your great grandmother ate it, itís probably okay for you to eat it, too.
5) Drink just water when you go out to dinner. Everything else is too expensive, too caloric and you donít need it.
6) Sodas of any kind, suck up your money, your health and put on the weight, regardless of whether or not theyíre full of sugar, high fructose corn syrup or are sugar free. They are the enemy.
7) Juice needs to be drunk sparingly; itís concentrated calories. Tread carefully.
8) Eat your veggies. Lots of them. Seasonal, fresh or frozen and avoid the canned varietyófull of salt.
9) Eat as colorfully as possible. Salads should look like a rainbow and not contain Iceberg lettuce, which is nearly worthless nutritionally.
10) To afford to eat food worthy of consuming, eat only quality, real food and eat less of it.
You know, I could probably do 20 of these but Iím going to stop right here. What are your rules for eating healthfully? Have you thought about it? Do you eat like your life depends on your food or do you eat like itís your last meal?
If you stop the insanity of merely filling the void in your stomach and begin to take responsibility for your food choices, youíll begin to feel empowered. It starts with understanding how food will truly impact your life. Take pause before you fill up with just anything and think instead about nurturing the body you were divinely given.
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