After struggling to find a way of eating that works for me. After dreading daily "if" I could eat the way I wanted to eat, without giving in to Ben & Jerry! I am finally doing it!
I don't even like B&J anymore!! Yesterday I made a chocolate chia pudding that I think tastes 100x better!
I'm down another 4 pounds of the weight I had re-gained. Last post I mentioned that while Intermittent Fasting the weight was coming off slowly. Then suddenly 2 days later after I wrote that- whoosh! 3 lbs gone, and 2 days after that 1 more pound gone! What a surprise! I waited to put it on my tracker in just in case it was just a fluctuation.
The 5:2 Fast Dr. and other people who write about IF say that your body should switch to fat burning mode from IF. I think mine tried hard not to. But hopefully it gets the idea now! LOL!
I'm into my 7th week. I still do not crave or want the carbs that used to call my name. In fact I've become so picky about food, that I now prefer my own cooking to take out. Take out was always convenient. A bucket of broiled KFC could last me a couple days and I didn't need to cook it. Now I prefer my chicken made in the nuwave, it has such a lovely crispy skin and tastes so much better. So I buy lots of legs and thighs and freeze them raw, 2 pieces per bag. I can cook them in the nuwave from frozen. I'm used to cooking again. I remember when Grumpy and I first married in 1976, I was 19 and we had no money for processed food. I cooked a lot. Everything from scratch. As time went on skipping to 2006 we had more money, I was cooking 80% of processed foods for my kids. Thinking about that makes me sick now. My poor kids from those years. The kids born in the 90s had the most processed food of any. My kids now born in the 2000 have had the best diets these last 2 years.
Friday night I made our spaghetti using green beans for noodles and it was to die for! (It was tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, garlic, onion, little chunks of sausage, black olives, fresh parmesan, cheddar cheese and mushrooms) My carb addicted skinny husband said it was the best spaghetti I ever made! (in 39 years!) And he loved my spaghetti with noodles! I think the secret was cooking the green beans in chicken broth in my crockpot, then mixing it all together at 6 a.m. and letting it set in the frig till we put it in the oven at 3 p.m. (I'm too lazy to use a spiralizer! ;o)
I realized that another big reason I like IF is because I don't have to think so hard about what I'm going to eat. I used to try to think of 3 LC meals daily, and then when I went to eat what I planned, I didn't feel in the mood for that food. Then I tried eating the same foods daily for about a month. But I stopped losing weight so it got old.
After so much success with most of March and all of April. I'm excited for May!
Feels great! And I don't even think about it. The 5:2 Fast Dr said to keep busy and I thought "yeah- right!" But it really does work. And at my age time flies so fast it seems like in no time its time to eat! But then I have to be careful I don't let my 8 hour eating "window" fly by and miss my last snack! LOL!
I wish the Drs would realize that there is a DIFFERENT plan for everybody, and we just need to find it!! They are still trying to hand out the same old- same old calorie restriction diets to all of us!
NEVER GIVE UP!