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Eleven Days

Saturday, June 15, 2013

After the quick losses of the early days of my Eat to Live Program....I'm finding it hard to stay motivated as it seems to take my body a week or longer to "adapt" to each step downward on the scale.For example, I entered "ONederland" eleven days ago and since then have "floated" around that weight...going as high as 201 and as low as 198. Is this just my body's stubborn manner of holding onto weight? Or is it evidence that I am not keeping pace with the "rules" quite enough. I know Dr Fuhrman encourages us to eat a pound of raw veggies, a pound of cooked vegges, one cup of beans and a handfull of nuts and seed s daily. He says "The more nutrient dense foods you eat, the more you will lose....He also stresses that each day we must have GBOMBS (Greens, beans, onions, mushroms, ..............seeds for the moment the other "B" is escaping my mind. Now while I eat a good amount of all these foods, I do NOT have all of them every day. I would say that mushrooms and seeds are my biggest down fall. Now for the seeds there's no excuse....just throw some flaxseed or chia seed into my smoothie....Mushrooms,I eat but not daily. But I honestly do not think that my weight loss is held up by not having some mushrooms.

I think my biggest struggle right now is his injunction not to eat in between meals When I first started, I was doing that....however then I started to nosh. Now I have a snack when I'm hungry and according to Fuhrman, your body needs periods where you feed it and periods where it FEEDS ITSELF on your fat stores. And if you are constantly supplying your hunger with food, then your body never gets to that delightful stage where it is burning fat. Plus it is hard on your pancreas to be always needing to supply insulin to balance out the food you're putting in.

So Yeah I think even more than my couple of cheats, my in between snacking is harming my weight loss efforts. So today, I will put a lid on my hunger and cravings for food and will wait for a meal before I ate. And I will see if this kickstarts my weight loss once again.
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  • _LINDA
    How ironic, when Sparkpeople advocates small meals throughout the day to keep the metabolism revved up. There are so many opinions on how and when you should eat, how to know what will really work for you? I think the body does resist releasing its weight. I would lose weight one week and then completely stall the next and it seemed to alternate like that the whole time I was in weight loss mode. The main thing is to give it a good try and hang with it.
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    2651 days ago
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    Love how you analyse everything .. I still have my snacks but they are healthy. I love almonds and also a raw veggie snack with balsamic vinegar dressing.
    I am in maintenance at the moment but thinking seriously about trying to lose the last 10 kilos.
    Just didn't want to,put myself under any pressure with Colin being so ill.
    I think you have done wonderfully well Cyn and I know you will reach your goal ..
    Much Love my friend ..Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2652 days ago
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    Could you have some nuts or seeds to nosh on in-between meals or you really aren't supposed to have anything at all in-between meals? I feel for you Cyn, because we all know what it's like to feel the hunger before the next meal. I know my husband says that feeling hungry is a good thing because that's a sign that we're burning fat but I'm not sure I agree with that. I don't really know what that sign is. To feed or not to feed it! It seems to me that we'd be best to feed it with good, healthy foods?! Dr. Fuhrman probably knows what he's talking about though. Just do what you feel is best and what your head is telling you. You know what has worked so far for you. emoticon
    2652 days ago
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