Self Discovery 101
Friday, February 22, 2013
Well, I have been trying to follow The Plan for the last 8 days and I must say it has been a very frustrating journey. I was ready to give up, but my stubborn, analytical side kicked in and I am determined to get to the bottom of this weight loss thing, for me. I was losing 1 lb a day for the first few days. Then I stalled and only lost .4 lbs. Then I started yo-yoing up .4 lbs, down 4.4 lbs then up .4 lbs.Then up again .4 lbs. That's when my stubborn, determined side kicked in and I decided to analyze my food trackers for the last 3 months and try to figure out what I was doing right and what I was doing wrong. I even went back to days before The Plan when I had lost a significant amount of weight, to see if I could figure out a pattern. After 1 1/2 hours of looking at everything I ate and the combinations of what I ate, I found a pattern. Eureka!
It seems that there are certain foods that are friendly to me, if I eat them alone. But if I combine them with other particular foods, the combintion is reactive. Now this was no small feat to figure out! And I am not positive about this, but it is worth testing.
So now I am going to test combinations. For instant it appears that I can not have tea and chocolate on the same day. Also, if I have a bit of sugar (we are talking only 2 tsp) I have to watch my fruit as that has sugar, also. But it is not about how many servings of fruit. It is about the type of fruit and whether or not it is high in natural sugars or not. Even high glycemic vegetables are included. Like potatoes, carrots, beets and beets.This is all basically conjecture, but my detailed analysis of my food trackers does consistently show a correspondense. I seems to have something to do with caffeine and sugar combinations, even naturally occuring sugars.
I imagine that there are other variables also, like quality of sleep, exercise etc. Like I said, this has not been an easy journey for me, but I want to know why I haven't been able to lose all my weight in the last 3 years, in spite trying to eat what I thought was a healthy and balanced diet.
Until next time....Too-da-loo!