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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

I gained 1.2 lb this week :(

I know why.

My cravings and portions have been out of control -- from pizza last Wednesday to fast food mega-meals, I haven't been pre-tracking and I have been eating pretty much whatever I wanted, including sugary lemonade and a soda.

What the heck am I doing??? I told myself I was cutting refined sugar out of my diet for health reasons, but it was like I had the worst sugar cravings all week long.

This week, I'm going to pre-track everything I eat at fast food places and work on making my meals no bigger than 700 calories. I'm cutting out sugary drinks again. I'll work on eating more meals here at home and spreading the calories out through the day. And, of course, I will keep going to the gym.
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  • SUNSHINE6442
    When blood sugar drops, even in normal people, you will crave foods that will increase blood sugar for a quick fix. A sugary or diet soft drink can do this, as well as, a pack of crackers, pasta, bread...those carbs will do it. You might try 1/4 cup of barley as a snack which can help you stay full and tame cravings.

    Eating too much salt boosts the production insulin, the hormone that tells the body to store fat. The more insulin you have, the more fat is stored and the more weight you gain. A person's body sometimes has trouble maintaining stable blood sugar...diabetic or not!

    Hope you get back on track! emoticon

    747 days ago
    It sounds to me you have outlined a good plan. One step at a day at a time. emoticon
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    747 days ago
    Lessons learned, right!?! So, now you know . . . pre-track, pre-plan your meals. Try to get in the habit of home cooking -- cuts down on calories and healthier. Just some suggestions.
    747 days ago
    It all helps us learn about how we handle this.
    I found I did a lot better by not forbidding myself anything. Not that 'I can't have fried foods' but that 'that fried chicken doesn't fit in my budget but that grilled chicken does, I can have that fried food some other day when I can work it in.'

    We can do this! just adapt and change slowly over time, so we can keep up with it long-term.
    747 days ago
    Keep moving forward, you can do it!!
    747 days ago
    Good job on recognizing your issues, and putting in place your new goals!
    747 days ago
    There are going to be speed bumps on this journey. (I've had many in only 3 months!). Recognizing and acting on the "mistakes" is half the battle. Here's to picking up where you left off!
    747 days ago
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