More on Metabolic Eating
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
I found it amusing that I came back to restart my blogging with a post about my metabolic eating plan when that was the last thing I posted on in January. I have to say it worked great...but I didn't.
After only 3 weeks on the metabolic eating plan I had more energy, no illness (I have chronic sinus and GI issues), and felt good (also have depression). So why did I stop using in for the last few weeks? Honestly, because I started over-thinking it. I do that sometimes. I do that A LOT.
You could argue that since I didn't stick to it, it must not have been the right plan for me. I said that a few times. The right plan will be easy, I thought. Honestly, this is easy. I just need to meal prep. What makes it difficult is when I want to eat "old favorite" foods. The don't fit into ANY meal plan, it seems, and every time I decide to make klossezuppa (German dumpling soup), spaghetti sauce, meatloaf, or the like, I run into issues. I feel overwhelmed and like my meal plan is judging me. Also, I think I just miss those foods sometimes from an emotional place. I didn't have craving for the carb-heavy comfort foods when I was sticking to the metabolic eating plan, but I had a few days where I FELT like I should want that stuff. And my family wants that stuff. So I cook it. And how can I cook klossezuppa and not eat it? My husband would think I was ill.
And then I have that food in my system and it's a slippery slope with my carb addiction, until I'm right back where I started. Well, not right back. I'm not eating giant bags of chips, drinking 2-4 liters of soda, or secret-scarfing an entire Big Box of Little Debbie's fudge rounds in one day. (Yeah, I used to do that....) In fact, I have the same small bag of chips and small Coke that I've been working on for 3 days. I should probably just throw the Coke out, but then I would buy another one to carry around and not drink. So I do see progress. Just not in the weight department.
Which brings me to why I'm here. COVID has sort of gotten me down and wondering what I need energy for, so the feeling good and energized wasn't motivating me. Now I'm back to being sick, though, and I have a new doctor who is supportive of my making dietary changes. I also had something of a personal revelation. Up until now, I have not been accountable to myself because I never really thought I could stick to a healthy lifestyle. I kept trying to find someone else to be accountable to rather than myself. That needs to change. I'm developing faith in myself and I think using a healthy lifestyle to do that is a great way to work on it. Everyday I stick to my plan, I just prove to myself that I can do it. I'm also working on having compassion on myself, so days when I'm not so great, I can work on that.
I want to use SparkPeople blogging and tracking to keep everything in one place. I tried a notebook, which was frustrating when I would forget it or write something incorrectly, or have to change stuff. This means daily tracking and blogging. But now I'm getting into the plan itself and I wanted to do a separate entry for that, so I will end this here.