I stepped on the scale this morning. As it turned out, it was very bad idea. I gained weight. My last weigh in was about 2 weeks ago and I had 2.5kg less than today. You can probably imagine how disappointed I am, I'm only 1kg below my highest weight ever (which I had 10 years ago without doing any sports).
I need your help and advice. Here are my problems (I know exactly what's going wrong: eating too much):
1) How do you keep yourself of eating simply out of boredom/ out of habit? That's what I do but I can't stop it.
2) How do you keep yourself from eating too many sweets? At the moment, I'm tucking in sweets but I also like salty food so the question is also valid for the salty section. I don't want to ban any food as I know it will only lead to a terrible craving of this food. How do you restrict yourself to sweets? How many do you eat? How do you stop yourself from eating it all?
3) How much is an average serving of... pasta, potatoes etc? I know that everyone is different but I have no idea about portion sizes so cutting them down (what I'd like to do) is difficult.
4) Do you have any other tips for me?
I feel so disappointed and also very unattractive. I do a lot of sports. Three 5k runs a week and, usually on my rest days, 3 times circuit training in the gym plus 30-45 minutes cardio training (often on the crosstrainer, if I don't have a lot of time, I do my runs at the treadmill after/before the circuit training).
I don't have a smart phone so myfitnesspal doesn't work for me. I can't imagine always to have to switch on my notebook to register my food. Calorie counting is not really an option for me as I discovered the tendency to get obsessed with food. I had a phase when I was 16 where I ended up with only eating an apple and a slice of bread a day.
I lost a lot of weight some years ago with a kind of freestyle weight watchers but regained it. I know it works for me but I can't motivate myself to get it going again for longer than 3-4 days. I'd like to do it again because I think it's a change of habits but here also occurs the question of the right portion sizes...
Many of you wrote about not wasting your runs by eating unhealthy food... somehow I haven't found this switch in my head.
Sorry for my moaning post!