Our bodies have stopped metabolizing food at any type of productive rate. Our homeostasis clock is set at the wrong weight and needs to be reset. Mine personally is set at 180 pounds, as you have read I have dieted and exercised myself to death. I just recently completed a yearlong workout plan that offered zero results. I can bench press my husband, but I’m still a size 12 ! What I did know, was I only lost weight over that past years after my Hysterectomy when I was either in love or divorcing a husband! Common denominator here, I stopped eating so much. I don’t think we realize the calories we consume out of boredom. When you’re in love, food is the last thing on your mind. So we need to duplicate that feeling in our minds.
My doctor, one that I paid a lot of money to for nothing said to me “you know if we stopped feeding you, you would lose weight, your body would be forced to”. That was a light bulb moment. Since I know, three meals day, low calorie foods, excessive exercise don’t work, I needed to add a component. Like a surgery free gastric bypass.
To reset my metabolic clock I would need to reduce my calories and shrink my stomach. I also knew that I needed to make this a lifelong affair. I also knew that my body would hang on to the fat forever and I would have to outlast it! So how would I do this with the least amount of discomfort and denial? I needed to find out the time of day I’m least hungry. This was in the morning for me. So what I need to do was stave off my first meal of the day.
I enjoy my coffee with toffee nut for breakfast and that is my morning calories, period. At 11:30 or 12:00pm I have a light healthy lunch, tuna (light mayo) and whole wheat crackers, about a half cup and a diet coke. Dinner is a healthy meal of any kind or if I have been very good at lunch a dinner of my choice that I only eat half of. I fill in during the day with a diet coke, water and a Starbucks with toffee nut late in the day to stave off hunger pains. There is absolutely no food after dinner. I only have ice cream on Friday and Saturday nights.
I’m hungry but not dying, my stomach has shrunk so I eat less. I can go out to eat and still not cheat because I have been good all day. We can probably only take in about 900 calories a day to lose weight so we have to take drastic measures. I’m losing for the first time and it is a life choice too. I workout five days a week for 30 minutes, using interval training tapes, like the Firm. Make it something you can live with and keep up with.
Remember your body will hold on to this weight forever so you have to wait it out. Stay off the scale it is the enemy!!!! Find the time of day you are least hungry and go without have a coffee or a diet coke. Go by how your clothes feel. Let me know your progress.