Tight rope walking?????
Monday, February 18, 2008
I feel like a person who has prepared very well for a tough exam, but is still very nervous about going into the exam hall because its a tough exam.
it is exactly 14days ago today that I started my journey.
I have lost 11lbs and most importantly, I have not been crucified by hunger pangs. you see hunger pangs are the cross on which my weight loss plans are crucified, dead and buried. I just can't deal with them.
It has been 14days of no Kind of hunger.
It makes me nervous. it makes me very nervous.
Well in fairness I did prepare myself for eliminating hunger.
a) I researched and found out that my body does not do well with foods that encourage insulin flooding my blood stream.
Therefore in answer to that, I decided to go for foods that either by themselves or in combination with other foods inhibited the excess production of insulin in my body.
Enter soy milk, soy protein granules and last but not least soy bran and voila.... no more hunger pangs.
b)I also listened to my body and realised that the satiety quotient of my meals has to be up there with the best. nothing else will do.
So rather than wanna be versions of what I love, I modified, modified and still moditied. what did I get for my efforts... salad dressings that make me dance with joy. and are fat free. steamed veggies that make me want to sing out loud with pleasure from the roof tops.
c)I am Rob and I am a recovering portion distortioner. I eat like a grave digger in times of an epidemic. I hardly snack, hardly eat fast food. But boy before sp, I could put away enough food in one meal to feed a small nation.
I know my body was not going to change overnite. My eyes need to see that whats on the place will at least make an effort to hit the "spot"
EnterVeggies. I have had no starch on my plate that is more than a 100g cooked weight.
I only eat enough lean protein to give me about 26g of protein per meal.
I have not had over 12g of fat at any meal. However I leave the table feeling pleasantly full, satisfied and happy. knowing my appetite has been sated and that I am not going to feel hungry until the time for my next meal.
d) Remember Glucoses alter ego Glucagon. well I have also employed his help in this battle. When I excercise it cuts my appetite so off I go for walks.
So far I am only doing 3X a week. because I eat at the low end of my cal scale and intend to use excercise as the tool for upping my calorie expenditure vis a vis intake.
Next is to dust off my various heart rate monitors and see if they are still alive. something tells me they are going to be getting a lot of use very very soon.