The stress of eating
Monday, May 11, 2015
The stress of eating
Well I met with my personal trainer last week. She wants me to eat 1900-2200 calories a day. And I totally get why she wants me to do so. The problem is – I have been trying and the only way (physically and financially) I can eat that many is to eat junk food and I don’t want to eat junk food. I have stressed so much this last week on what to eat and how much. It really brought me down.
When I sit and flip through my Facebook feed I see so many Weight Watchers success stories and it is really motivating. I want to be a success story. The one thing keeping me from it is not so much what I eat or how I work out but more so the fact that I stress over what plan to follow. I don’t stick to anything for very long because I will hear a success story from WW or from counting calories or from eating clean and I stress myself out over having to do one or the other that I never stick to one thing for long. Hence the cycle of the yo-yo diet. Its frustrating and extremely stressful. No wonder I cant lose 5 lbs.
But consistency is the key! Tracking is the key and I need to do both! I need to track, I need to stick with one method, I need to work out. Sounds easy but why isn’t it?
My doctor told me something a year ago that I really should just stick to. She said “it isn’t about eating clean or cutting out favorite foods. Its about calories in versus calories out – plain and simple and it doesn’t matter if you count calories or points, just do something and stick to your daily range and work out”. Sounds simple. I just get sidetracked by seeing results of others and thinking that will work for me. I am sure it would if I just stuck to it.
So what I am going to do? Well I am not going to stress about what I eat. I have learned that 1900-2200 doesn’t work for me so I am going to use my WW app and SP app to track my foods. I reset my calories to 1200-1400 and I have a points plus daily limit of 33. I am going to track both apps and see what one works for me and in 1 weeks’ time I am going to decide what to do. I lost on weight watchers before and I know I can do it again. I need to do what works for me and what I can stick to. I cant stress anymore because that leads to the yo-yo effect. Its time to take back control of my weight loss.
I am also going to stop the all or nothing and learn to make things work for me. I worry that WW wont work for me because I will have to give up things in order to lose – I don’t because I have the extra 49 per week and I have my activity points to use. I can keep my whole wheat bread and not used reduced calorie. I can have a cookie and move on.
I am going to take the advice of my trainer too. Eat protein first, then fiber, then fruits, and then carbs. I will take a little bit from everything and make it work for me.
Its going to take time but I can do this!!!