100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS--DAY 13
THURSDAY JANUARY 13,2011
OOPS, I FORGOT TO EAT!
It's been a crazy day. You've attended meetings, answered numerous telephone calls and e-mails, cleaned or what ever. Suddenly you looked up at the clock and realize you completely missed lunch.
Now you'rs famished, so you eat whatever you can get your hands on quickly. Often that ends up being a candy bar or a small handful of nuts or chips. So much for getting quality fuel!
Skipping meals might sound like an easy way to lose weight. But it rarely works because your body outsmarts your plan. Whenever you go long periods without fuel, your body protects itself by hoarding some of the calories for later use. You also risk getting a late-day energy slump, which leads to even more eating struggles.
SAVING UP CALORIES
When Susan knows she is having a big dinner party at night, she avoids eating all day. In her mind she's saving up the calories so she'll have room for her favorite foods. Unfortunately this pattern tend to do the opposite of what intended.
In reality our bodies know how to manage fuel source very efficiently. When you undereat during the day, your body believes it may not get enough food, so it conserves what does come in. When if you eat the same number of calories as usual. your body will store a portion of that large eveningmeal, causing you to gain weight.
In the same way, if you routinely follow a one-meal-a-day plan, your body will train itself to get by on a small amount of food. Eventually it adapts so well to the low-calorie level that it refuses to lose weight.
YOU HAVE NO CHOICE
No time to stop for lunch. Being a diabetic you have to find time. "I have no choice" If I don't eat, I'll pass out.
You don't have to be a diabetic to use this straregy. Just make it a habit to tell yourself, I have no
choice". By convincing yourself that skipping meals is not an option, you'll work a lot harder to routinely take care of your fuel needs.
Write down the times of the day you plan to eat your meals and snacks.
Make an effort to eat with in 30 minutes of these scheduled times. At the end of the day, review your eating patterns to see how well you did.
If you tend to skip meals or forget to eat, set an alarm to remind yourself when it's time for fuel.
I had a bad day! Not food or exercise way. I did good there.
I ate breakfast 1/2 hr. early
Then I took a seizure and slept most of the day......So I missed my first snack and lunch. At 3 I had a fruit salad to carry me over till dinner which I had a 1/2 hr early.
I will have a snack at 8 pm.