TurboFIRE has become a habit, but losing weight hasn't...
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
and it's a little -- okay, A LOT -- frustrating.
Now that working out 6 days a week & following the TF schedule has become a habit, along with replacing one meal a day with Shakeology + Shakeology Fiber Boost, it's time to look at the other things that need to become habits.
Shakeology has really helped me cut out cravings, and working out has really helped me cut down on my mindless binges... I crave healthier foods, I'm eating more fruits and veggies, and we're eating out much less. I'm measuring things and watching my portion control closer than ever.
Despite those changes, I'm not losing. UGH.
1. I need to get a digital scale for measuring protein more accurately.
2. I need to track what I put into my mouth ALL day... not just in the morning and afternoon.
I'm also taking a look at how many calories I should eat. I've gone over my goal for calories burned in my fitness tracker significantly just about every week, and Fuel the Fire recommends that I should be eating approx. 2300 calories a day... I've been eating trying to stay in the 1300-1800 range. SO I'm going to try to get in some more healthy calories... lean proteins, low fat dairy, healthy fats, fruits and veggies, and whole grains. While that new calorie number sounds SCARY, I'm hoping it will help.
3. 2300 calories daily (Revisit during week 5 of TF)
I've also cut back significantly the number of beers I drink a week... one of our favorite social outings here is to meet friends at the brewery. Even though you are limited to 2 beers there, it wasn't uncommon for us to be there 5-7 days a week. I'm down to about 3 days most weeks now, and sometimes I only have 1...
4. Beer in MODERATION - when I drink it, make sure to track it!!
I do love how TurboFIRE makes me feel, but I really need to start seeing some results!