Sometimes we need to overeat, have more than enough food available – to stay on track.
Post lunch, I always want/need more food. Even though I just ate a healthy salad of romaine lettuce, and carrot, and tomato, and 3 whole eggs, I just need something else. Usually this makes me start negotiating with myself. Well, you can have one Clif Bar, but nothing else, or a handful of pretzels will be just fine. And yesterday, I decided to do something different. I decided to go to the farmer’s market and get myself a delicious “snack” but one that would keep me 100% on track, without compromising my Whole30 diet plan.
I purchased this delicious cold pineapple, and once those cravings hit at 3pm, I was able to SATISFY them by enjoying all of this pineapple.
The other day, I ate my salad, with some pieces of my rotisserie chicken on top. And once I was done, I was REALLY HUNGRY or REALLY craving something else. And in that instance, I realized, I could have more chicken (and stay on plan) or overeat on processed junk. And so, I decided to make myself ANOTHER bowl of chicken, and I stuck with my plan.
My current weight is at 159, down from 165, where I started.
And I’m motivated to keep going, as my goal is 139lbs.
Healthy eating with weight loss as the goal, does not mean you will ALWAYS and FOREVER have to fight cravings, or under-eat or go hungry. Sometimes staying on track means you have to OVEREAT or just eat MORE of the healthy grub. I would rather have another heaping plate of SALAD with my favorite fixings’ than have a handful of zero nutritional pretzels or chips, or a food that would make me want to eat MORE food (like a donut or cookie).
Everyone is different, and I’m certainly figuring this out as I go. But what I know for sure, is once I lose this weight, I want to keep it off, forever. I have successfully lost 25lbs and 19lbs in the past, and gained all back, twice. And this time around, I don’t want to gain it back again. Instead, I want to add into my life and diet plan and health plan, options to eat ALL of the pineapple, eat 3 bananas, eat some peanut butter, eat an extra salad, eat more chicken – if my body is craving it – in order to stay on track.
Cheers to our goals, and adjusting your plans, as you see fit.