You guessed it…. After this past month I have decided I need a new plan. Judge me if you may but I see a lot of this as a process of learning what works for you. What works for me is something different. This whole month has been nothing but a bust. I am almost certain I going to be up by the 31st. The thing is that I haven’t went completely crazy or anything just the plan isn’t working for MY lifestyle.
I deeply do believe in eating lower carb. I think there is some great science behind it. But for me, it’s just not feeling right. So I made a decision. I decided to stop stressing about things and just eating a more portioned controlled diet. I am not doing any certain plan but the idea is kind of based around the 21 day fix.
I am not however, doing this plan BUT think the idea behind the portion control containers is helpful. For me the general basis is pretty simple and easy to follow. I do believe in a little more fat in my diet so somethings will be adjusted but I think over all this might be something better for me. I really have noticed one of my biggest issues is portions.
With eating lower carb I can still eat larger amounts of foods (aka meat) but I noticed that you do have to watch this, hence why I think LCHF came into play because as we know now that too much protein can also turn into sugar. I wonder if maybe this was happening to me? Either way, I feel my life does need more carbs than I was giving it.
This for me is a personal choice. I don’t feel like there should be a one size fits all when it comes to diet. I am just trying to find the right formula for me. I also will not being weighing in for November at all unless necessary until the end of the month and will still do my measurements on the 14th. I think the measurements last month showed me just how much the scale may not be the best way for me to determine progress.
My last step is getting active again. This one has been pretty hard for me because I haven’t been all that active the past several months. My poor gym membership has been such a waste. With DH working so late by the time he gets home going to the gym doesn’t fit much into my schedule. I am hoping to figure out another plan until we get a second car (at that point I will go during the day).
All in all I feel much better about this decision. I don’t want to fret about food all the time. Nor, do I like the effect I get with going too low carb and blowing back up really fast the second I eat a carb. I found that I didn’t have the same effect when I ate carbs in moderation (for me that’s sticking still to under a 100 grams per day). So I think I will stick to what really did work a couple of years ago. Portion I think really is the key so we shall see…
I do really hope to get off this roller coaster soon and find some kind of solution that works for my body so I can just move forward instead of up and down! Sigh….