And welcome to the Food Lovers Fat Loss Days 6 & 7, weekend edition! I can’t help myself sometimes…
I’m gonna get to point, straight and quick. This weekend was shaky, no bones about it. I fell off a few times and why? Because when I get bored it takes everything in me from perusing the fridge and snacking here and there. So here go the confessions…
On Saturday I woke up early and ate bfast, because I’m supposed to eat within the first 30 mins of waking up. So I had some cereal in the morning and then headed out to Boston to sign my apt lease. Yup, I’m moving to Allston (Boston) in July!! AHHHH! That’s another crazy thing… hoping that doesn’t boot me off the wagon, because Lawd knows I can’t handle even the slightest bit of change when it comes to my diet. :-/ And my apt is so conveniently located UP the street from Ana’s Taqueria. Sonofa… so there I go getting a bfast burrito. What turned into me eating ‘only half… just half’… before I got home, I looked down at the wrapper… yep, all gone!
Then the day didn’t get much better since I went to meet up with some friends, which was great because we hadn’t all met up in like forevzz! But we met at a bar and had bar food. And we all know about bar food… I did have a Mich Ultra and like 1/3 of an amaretto sour, since I spilled it all over the table. It was a sign from God! hahahaa.. but really.
Today, Day 7, start out fine and then I got bored and started browsing and ayyyy Dios mio. So before I let this get the best of me… I stepped back and took a big look at myself and my habit.
What I discovered was that I’m a radical, out of control eater/knee jerk reactor and need to be tamed aka structured. I’m not saying the only reason I made bad choices was because of my lack of planning, but I think that played a good role in it. If I don’t have a ‘plan’ or idea of what I’m going to eat next, I’m more likely to make irrational choices. I was fine during the week when I had the structure of being at work, but being at home alone is what kills me. It’s no secret, the weekends tend to be harder for a lot of people in terms of sticking to their diet. And when I say ‘diet’, I don’t mean like Slimfast. A diet is what you eat… it could be a healthy or a fatty diet… but it’s what I’m eating. So don’t think I’m on a diet-diet, when I say that term. Anywho, I determined that I needed to do some risk mitigation for this upcoming week and create a meal plan for my entireeee week!
If you’d like the file, just email me or post a comment. It’s a simple spreadsheet I created, but this spreadsheet took a long time for me to make because I’m so damn ADD. And I mean that too! It’s hard for me to focus on little things, much less sit down and create a meal plan. That’s LEgit dedication, on my behalf! hahhaa but if you’d like it, just holllaback! 😉 I’m all about helping whoever I can in this process!
Day 6 was all about eliminating bad fats like trans, saturated, etc. Learned about the healthy fats, like Omega 3 & 6, flaxseed, avocados, nuts, etc. I already knew all of that. What I didn’t know was that once oil (of any kind… Canola, EVOO, avocado) is heated up, it turns into a trans fat. It changes the chemical make up of oil, which is why this program is now suggesting I cook with no oils, butters or eat anything that’s fried for the rest of the 21 days. Interesting… I need to look that up, because it sound questionable, but who knows?
Day 7 is all about getting enough rest! Haaa… So when we don’t get enough sleep, our metabolism slows down because we are running low on energy. It can’t operate 100% because it doesn’t have 100%. It’s like asking our phone batteries to give us a full charge, if we only charged it halfway. No can do. That and the fact that the lack of sleep produces a hormone called gremlin which causes hunger cravings because it stimulates our appetite. In the same token, a lack of sleep creates less of a hormone called leptin, which suppresses your appetite. Well hell… NO wonderrr! Buh-zanggggg!
My 2 goals this week:
1) Stick to My Plan (Food & Exercise) as much as I can!
2) Get 7-8 hours of sleep each night… for reals, for reals!
Also, thought I’d share this link. The 20 points were pretty much lined up with everything the FLFL program is saying, so I know I’m doing good. But I thought it was super interesting. I found it via twitter, because I follow @EatThisNotThat… great link!
Week one, down! 😉