A Tad Hungry
Friday, May 29, 2020
I think this too shall pass, but in all honesty, as I am ultra strict with documenting ww points to lose my Covid6 or was it 7 or 8 weightgain, I find that hunger is often there to some degree if I am stressed because emotion and hunger can be intertwined for me. If it's mild I need to learn to be at peace with it. I am really good about getting lots of variety and servings of vegetables, some fruit, healthy fats, lean proteins and some healthy carbs. I exercise daily. I avoid table sugar. It used to be adding a little more lean protein or healthy fat helped. Now that I am documenting closely though, I see there is only so much I can add. Weightloss only seems to happen bottom to mid ww range for me, but a lot of days it's quite an effort to even stay at the top of the range and not go over.
I also find I need at least a 14 hour window from dinner to breakfast to lose and maintain that loss. So, I go to bed mildly hungry. I don't go to bed famished. If the hunger is more than mild, I drink bone broth. In the morning though, I don't wake up that hungry, so that's a plus!
I remind myself this points level is not forever. Once I lose the Covid gain and the rest of the weight I wanted to lose to be normal range, I can up the points for maintenance. Also, from history, I know my body often adjusts to a the lower recommended intake. I also remind myself for me tracking needs to be forever if I want to stay on track.
I guess I wrote this blogpost so one day, my slender self can look back and remember it wasn't easy and I better track those points if I don't want to go through this again! To be clear I am getting the required amount of calories, this is not about restricting or dieting. It's about a healthy lifestyle.