So, I have found how to stay the same weight but I am struggling with releasing weight. I say it that way now because I have read that there is something psychological that happens when you lose something; you feel a loss and want to reclaim it or at least that is how I remember it. (Do your own research on the topic if you want the details though.) So it was recommended to say that you are releasing weight, this gives your psyche what it needs to keep it off.
I think my problem is that I love food! I like to eat. I’m also a social eater. However I have had a few times in my life where I was determined to get rid of some weight and managed to do so. I did well on the hCg diet. Now, I do believe that I probably did some harm to my body through that but the restrictions on that prove to me that I can indeed restrict what I eat when I put my mind to it. And that is one time I really put my mind to it. Unfortunately I reclaimed many many of those lost pounds and sooo want to rid myself of them again.
So, I’ve decided to severely restrict my food intake, both the amount and the variety of foods eaten, for the rest of Lent. It helps to put it in this time frame because then I have more of a reason to stick with it and a finish point.
I will have a few days omitted from this, which began last weekend with Brian, Lauren, and Liam being here and getting together with family to celebrate birthdays. And I will omit Sean’s birthday from my food restrictions but will keep it in control. I control what I eat. I do not let my appetites control what I eat. I’m still going to be applying THM standards as much as I can.
One of the things that you are supposed to eat during the dieting phase of the hCg diet is grissini, which is a breadstick. Unfortunately the ones that are available in the store are not sprouted whole wheat nor fermented, so I’ll be making my own. Thankfully I found a recipe that uses whole wheat pastry flour, which I have but now I have to figure out if it will work in the artisan bread in five minutes method. We’ll see.
I do not really want to restrict myself in this manner but I really want to release some of this weight! So, I’m pushing on. I can do this. Hopefully, this will get me to a place that I don’t eat as much and when I follow the THM principles after Easter, will not regain anything. Of course, I’m praying all through this process and am relying on His strength to help me through all of this. In the end, I will learn the proper amount of food to sustain my body and eventually release even more weight.
I wish I were one of those people that could lose weight on THM, keto, Adkins, or anything else, but the truth of the matter is that I eat too much and too often. I have to have some outside restrictions to get me headed in the right direction. I believe that once I get a grip on my appetite and eating less food, that THM will work for me because it does to a degree right now, I just bend the ‘rules’ a bit too much and need this fast for now. Yes, I’m looking at it as a fast because I am not eating the things I really want to be eating.
Well, I hope this unusual Tasty Tuesday post can be an encouragement to you. I’ll share about those breadsticks when I figure them out.
Until next time,