NOT a lot of food BUT a ton of carbs

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

just another reason not believe the total calories in/out - and the equation that 3500 calories equal ONE POUND.
i have been craving carbs so intensely (some times i think my brain remembers every single day i deprived myself) and when i am under so much stress like now , i decided to figure out the calorie count - and eat what i desire. as long as i don't go over that calorie count i should have LOST SOMETHING, OR AT THE LEAST STAYED THE SAME.
ha ha ha - you know it don't you ?! i gained five pounds!!!! now i wish some one could figure it out - or give in to the fact that if you eat ice cream, or cupcakes - even though you have stayed within or at your calorie alotment - IT AIN'T HAPPENIN'!!!!
for the past two weeks i have kept a diary - i have eaten sensibly (protein shake for breakfast which is low carb and low cal. ) but for my afternoon snack i had as an example, a toasted bagel (230 cal. for cinnamon raisin) one teaspoon of butter and one teaspoon of marmalade- add another 125 calories. so that is a meal. for dinner i would have lean chicken, but still have baked potato (which i have all but eliminated from my diet in the past) with sour cream on top, and green salad with oil and vinegar dressing. my calories for the day is set at 1200 calories - on two occasions i did go over that by 200 calories..
anyway - the scale punched me right in the gut - but deep down i knew i would not stay or loose but that bad things would happen.
mentally - i felt so much better not having to constantly say no and deny my self. i am weary of that.
i am tired of always choosing one thing over the other when i really want what it is i want.
there are days i eat next to nothing- i have plenty of water, clear tea, and so on.
the theory for no weight loss then is 'you have not eaten enough' .
i am just plain warn out with all this self talk, denial and never getting to where i would like to be.
i don't feel particularly energized when i don't eat carbs - cause another theory is carbs make you tired, slouchy and wanting to sleep.
i think that applies to my stress/depression for the life i have - THAT is what makes me tired, slouchy and wanting to sleep. problem is i don't sleep very well or very long.
oh yes, that is another NO WEIGHT LOSS THEORY - no sleep - no weight loss.
looks like i bat a thousand - all on the negative side.
anyway - i miss my carbs and i will not diss carbs any more.. they are ok in my book.
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    i think everyone is different what works for me may not work for you
    1745 days ago
    I do find that a higher protein diet works for me and not so much a higher carb diet. I wish you the best.
    1840 days ago
    I agree with you on somethings. I believe our bodies do digest carbs, fats and proteins differently and at different rates. The in/out theory doesn't apply on any particular day or even week. But over a longer period of time, it seems to balance out for me. I try not to deprive myself of anything and try to eat a balanced diet. I have found that over time, my choices of healthier food become my preferences.
    At times in the past, I became to consumed with not eating specific foods and gave up. This is not an all or nothing and is not about perfection. For me, it is about living a healthy lifestyle.
    You are learning what works for you. That is what is most important.
    1840 days ago
    You are CORRECT! It's just not as simple as calories in and calories out. Your body is a complicated machine. You have to find what works for your body AND ultimately you will not be successful long term if you feel like you are depriving yourself all the time.

    I have been back on my journey for a total of 9 weeks and I have lost 16 lbs. I have done my best to have a good mix of healthy carbs, lean meats and healthy fats and I workout 30 minutes a day, no more (not because I don't believe I should, I just don't have time to make more than that work in my day). For lunch I had Chicken, Spinach, Avocado on a slice of sprouted grain bread. Super good and I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything. I also try to eat 5-6 times per day or every 2.5-3.5 hours. You can do this! You just have got to make this work for yoU! Let me know if you want so other ideas or suggestions. I am more than happy to help!!!

    -Amy P
    Also I host a fitness and accountability group on Facebook. It’s a private group where we check in, keep each other accountable and encourage one another on our journeys! Because it is private what you post in the group doesn’t show up on your regular feed. I would love for you to join us. If you would like you can either message me your email address and I can add you that way (we don’t have to be FB friends if I add you by email….. OR you can find me on Facebook and add me as a friend ( Once you add me as a friend I can add you directly to the group. I hope you join in!!

    1840 days ago
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