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Friday, January 03, 2020

So as usual, at the end of the year I totally fell off the wagon. I’m disappointed but know that what I was doing wasn’t the right approach for me. Still 20 lbs down from my highest weight which I’ll take as a win but sad I’mnowhere near my lowest last year. I am trying my first round of Whole30 (I’m on day 3) and hoping this might be the plan for me with the plan of continueing Paleo or Clean Eating after the 30 days. I have to find something that works for me for the long run. I need the structure. I am a rule follower by nature & if something says I can’t have sugar because it’s a rule on the plan, for some reason I have no problem doing it?! If it’s just myself saying I shouldn’t eat sugar & it’s not part of a plan with a rule it doesn’t keep me in line. Why?? Luckily, I am loving this structure because unlike something like the spark meal plans that you can turn on in your food log (which I also like) I feel like I have complete freedom to choose whatever I want on what days as long as I meet the Whole30 reqs. I don’t know why my brain thinks this way but if this is the program that helps me figure out how to have a healthy relationship with food I’m not going to question it. Wish me luck!
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    Wishing you lots of success with Whole 30 — there are so many delicious recipes online now, as well as the cookbooks. Five years ago Whole 30 changed the way I eat; much more natural now for me to avoid the triggers, like bread and sugar.
    526 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    I hope you find something workable (though Whole30 has not shown that it changes people's eating habits) before I did, in my mid-fifties. Heaven knows you won't find it by what's available in supermarkets, restaurants, and fast food joints. Though I did not used to be someone who thought it was a good plan to cut out a food entirely, there are plenty of good reasons to keep sugar intake low, low, low, - under 10 grams added sugar most days-and most of them have nothing to do with weight loss. There are plenty of skinny people with health problems that were probably aggravated by sugar. I'm thinking 2020 is going to be my lowest sugar year ever. (I used to be a compulsive eater; greatly reduced that and have kept of 21% of my weight for eight years.) I'm betting my brain and the rest of my body will thank me, even if silently! I'm on your side, as I wish I had been able to get this handled sooner, having spent most of my 20's, 30's, 40's and half of my 50's eating immoderately with short bouts of "dieting." Reach out for hugs or kudos or whatever. emoticon
    526 days ago
    Find the trigger then change the behavior / response
    526 days ago
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