I'm afraid to report that I fell from grace rather spectacularly last night and I really don't understand why 😞 I'd been out for a meal with a friend, was really good with my eating and had delicious chargrilled Lamb with Greek salad, no dessert, just decaf latte. Came home, stayed up late and raided my daughters' chocolate supplies 🙈 I've had such a good week and was feeling really positive so I just hope I haven't completely sabotaged my efforts this week. Guess I'll find out on Sunday!
Back to old habits : I'm afraid to report... - Weight Loss NHS
Don't be hard on yourself - Noone is perfect all the time. I have to say being over tired triggers me - perhaps that was part of the problem ? I'm better going to bed than fighting to stay awake or making myself over tired, as my sugar cravings start kicking in too.
I do have some low calorie hot chocolate sachets in the cupboard that I use when I really want a chocolate fix -and feel; like I might slip off the wagon. I find that they really help me so thought I would mention them to you.
I have done much googling of late! I am managing to cut my carbs right down and my target is 33g per day. I am eating around 90g of protein and 130g of fat. Would you say that's about right? I've struggled with the maths a bit, I won't lie 🤥 I've swapped all the low fat foods I used to eat for full fat versions.
I don’t measure my fat or protein or anything really, and in any case the numbers will vary according to your body. BUT what I will say is that you should eat fat until you are a) not hungry, b) feel satisfied, c) gone off eating cr@p. After 6 weeks or so you will naturally find you want less cheese, as your body is no longer grieving for carbs!
I used to be - packets of biscuits, crisps & haribo, hiding the wrappers from my husband... and in the first week of LCHF I woke in the night & ate cream... I associate food with sending me back to sleep. But no more. Instead I check Twitter age when I wake in the night which is not much healthier really... 🤣
I feel for you. Sometimes there is no reason! 😬 I can plan and be sensible at an event, a meal out, festivities like Christmas, then when they are over, having had it all under control for that period, suddenly I seem to lose it and I overeat when there is no good reason! Self sabotage, but not sure why!
It's a blip. You'll make it to the next stone down, it'll just take a tiny bit longer. Marathon not a sprint. I look at it like this: it would be far more disheartening if you'd stuck to it religiously and still gained. At least you (and me, though I've not been brave enough to look yet) know what went wrong, and some folk here have suggested maybe why. Don't be too hard on yourself.
Why does chocolate have to taste so good?!!! You’ll get down to the next stone soon enough. Don’t let a little blip make you write off the whole week. It’s a one off. You may find your weight drops off a bit anyway by the time you weigh in properly. I try to only weigh myself once a week and always at the same time of day. Try to resist the temptation to weigh yourself in between as weight fluctuates and it can be disheartening, especially if you eat badly and immediately weigh yourself afterwards. The news will be bad then. Good luck with the next week. 😁
I’ve said this elsewhere recently but don’t assume you have put on 2lbs fat because you ate 8oz of chocolate, or whatever. I put on FIVE POUNDS from Thursday to Friday, and my diet was perfectly keto. Am I beating myself up? No. Am I drinking lots of water to flush out water retention or whatever? yes. Is it a bit annoying because I really liked seeing the lower number? Yes. Did my clothes on Friday fit the way they did on Thursday? Yes.
Balance is what works for me. I can admit my diet is not 100% healthy or clean. Do i still eat chocolate? Yes. Do I still drink wine? Yes. But I know that the majority of the time I eat well and that the chocolate cake I ate whilst out last night won't ruin anything in the grand scheme of things...
Think about it, you will never hear someone overweight saying 'i am overweight because l ate chocolate cake last month'.
If you eat well the majority of the time, then enjoying a few things that have little to no nutrientional value won't hurt!
Absolutely. Put it behind you and start again. Also just weigh yourself once a week on your weigh in day and post that days weight. I had a choc binge midweek was I was unwell and feeling rough. I weighed the next morning which I don't usually do and was the same as last week. I put it behind me and ate sensibly for two days and today I have posted a small loss.
You might find it hasn't done too much damage. If it has start again and focus on healthy eating next week. Good luck
Hi LeeLeepuss, I fell from grace yesterday too, in some ways more spectacularly as I went out and bought what I was craving-a bar of chocolate and a creme egg, very lchf. !! So that was yesterday . Today we can choose to beat ourselves up about it or accept our sudden need. Agonise about it and build it up where it removes all the positivity from the several good days that went before OR we both refuse to give it any more power, consign it to history and return to good habits. A suggestion though , if your daughter is old enough then give her the money to replace the treats, not sure my will power would be strong enough to shop for the replacements so soon after enjoying illicit contraband!! The scales may or may not deliver their own verdict on our behaviour but we can decide whether to get back on to the main route or continue the detour which will inevitably increase not only our weight but our overall journey time.
Thanks guys, you are all amazing and have lifted me incredibly. I was at my sister’s today, whose husband is a chef and he made scones with jam and cream and cookies and all I gave in to was a couple of dark choc chip sugar free cookies. I took boiled eggs and babybels with me and ate those instead. I was given South African sweet treats as a present and I only ate a couple. So, although I think tomorrow’s weigh in is going to be disappointing, I am going out to do my walk this evening, which is a 40 minute one and will have a good dinner tonight and you never know!!