Three days in to my new eating plan and I’ve gotta say, it’s going well so far! I’ve been very strict with my cardinal rule, which is if I can’t accurately track it, I don’t eat it.
Despite being only three days into my plan, I’ve already had a few opportunities to be led astray. Yesterday, for example, I had a trip to the Jersey Shore with some friends visiting from my hometown. Now, the Shore is not the place to go if you’re in week 1 of your full-accountability, no-nonsense, full-tracking weight loss plans. Lunch options consisted of funnel cake, fried oreos, pizza slices, ice cream…. you get the picture. Luckily, I anticipated this ahead of time and prepared a lunch of sandwiches and trail mix to take with me, calorie tracked ahead of time. Continue reading →
First off, let’s start with a confession. I am a yo-yo dieter. I lose some weight, I gain some weight, I take up an exercise hobby, I shun said hobby. Until now, I have never taken full responsibility for my inability to shed the pounds. Losing weight should be easy, right? Eat less and exercise more?
So why can’t I lose weight and keep it off?
There are a lot of reasons cited by failed dieters as to why they can’t lose weight. I’ve used a few of them myself.
“It’s my genetics – my whole family are overweight”
“I eat healthy and exercise often, but no matter what I do the weight just sticks around”
“I think I’m in starvation mode, I hardly eat anything and seem to GAIN weight”
A few months ago, I still believed these were true. Some people just can’t lose weight because they have a genetic predisposition to be overweight, they’re “just built that way”
However, I’ve realised something these past few months. Do you know why I can’t lose weight? Because I eat more calories than I burn off. Continue reading →