Week 3-4 re focus

Wk 1 -full of enthusiasm lost 4lb. Wk 2 - horrible virus and lost routine but stayed same weight. Wk 3-kids parties and in laws staying-put on 1.5lb. Last three days seriously raided the shortbread tin at work as have started gaining weight again. Why do I do it? I'm back to the gym but can't quite get back to sticking to the 1400 cals. My meals are planned and counted but my resolve to avoid the sugary snacks has vanished-after only three weeks.

I said no more excuses this time so would appreciate any hints/tips/self flogging techniques I could use. I want to turn it around and refocus but am close to just throwing it in -again. Help!!!

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  • You can't fight hunger forever; it's a primal drive to keep you alive! Feed your body what it needs, and it will be easier to 'burn' body-fat for fuel. Keep your carbohydrate intake between 10 and 14 portions per day (1 portion = 10g carbohydrate), ideally 3 meals x 4 carb portions. Follow this link diabetes.org.uk/documents/c...

    Eat low GI carbs, reducing intake of fructose too which glycosylates haemoglobin seven times as much as glucose. Follow this link glycemicindex.com/

    Make up the balance of your meals with natural, additive-free, unprocessed protein (palm-size or less) and fat foods such as meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, cheese, nuts, avocado, coconut, palm oil (not hydrogenated), olive oil, double cream and butter.

    This will help reduce your insulin/IGF-1 levels, preventing you from going into fat storing mode that makes it impossible to utilise fat for fuel. Being able to use your body's fat as a fuel reserve means you don't get as hungry. Then it's up to you to keep making wise choices. Any changes need to be enjoyable for you to want to keep them. If you believe the hype for example that you can eat junk, you will have a harder time.

    Ask yourself, "How can it be a treat if it causes so much anguish?"

    Best wishes.

  • Before you raid the biscuit tin have a glass of water, then make yourself 'decide' whether you really 'need' to have it ... Sometimes it's easy to reach for something sweet just as a bad habit. My thought this week has been 'It's only me that can sabotage this plan ... I am deciding to change'

    Keep going ... We're right behind you x

  • Thank you. I appreciate the reply.

  • To lose weight one needs to be focused and put him/herself first. The changes to be made in our daily routine must be sustainable whether we are ill, or have a bad day, or are invited to a party every day! You need to make healthy choices whatever the situation. It requires willpower at first, but after 4 weeks it's easier, as our body adapts to the new habits.

  • Hi. Thanks. So when I'm in 'the zone' I can do that. My issue is I've fallen out of the zone and want to get back in. I know it's just me but suupose wanted a bit of advice and support.

  • Then you are in the right place! This forum is really supportive. So, back to the zone and I hope it works this time!

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