Did not lose an ounce this week, even with the 200 minutes of exercise and logging my food. I blame those hormones. Those special girl hormones.
But am I giving up? Hellz no!
My scale has really been getting on my nerves, hence no photo today. The number has been blipping worse than a Biggest Loser weigh-in. Boop, boop, boop, boop, bleep! Oh, c'mon, how can I gain 2 pounds after going to the bathroom? So the scale and I are not speaking to each other this week.
What's the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results? That's what it's been feeling like the past month.
So I'm trying something different. I found a closeout copy of the book The Big Breakfast Diet by Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz. Her theory is to load up with a big buffet of a breakfast, then taper down to a little dinner and eventually your body's rhythms will normalize and you won't roam the kitchen at night standing in front of the fridge eating chocolate sauce with a spoon.
I've been trying that theory the past couple days and today I felt it kick in. I haven't had the giant-sized waffle-and-egg filled feast that she suggests but I've been eating more and adding something sweet. By eating sweets in the morning, you're supposed to trick your "fat brain" and break your addiction to carbs for comfort. Today, for example, I had two A+ Cinnamon Whole Grain Sweet Potato pancakes (those things are awesome!), a strawberry cereal bar, coffee and some marinated gigante beans.
Weird combination, I know, but I was stuffed until 3 p.m. when I got back from the gym and had the suggested lunch of a big salad with grilled chicken.
By front-loading your calories and carbs early in the day, you'll be better able to curb your evening munchies. That's the theory, at least. And since she's an endocrinologist I figure she has science on her side.
And what about Thanksgiving? Why should any family meal centered around a big, lean hunk of protein be considered a problem?
Oh yeah, the side dishes. Also not a problem. The green beans will be unadorned, the stuffing will be healthy and the cranberry relish will be one from my lean and clean collection. I've been clipping Thanksgiving recipes from Cooking Light, Weight Watchers and other magazines for decades so I have a huge stash of really tasty low-fat and low-calorie side dishes. Not to mention by the time dinner rolls around I'm so sick of looking at food that I barely eat.
What I'm looking forward to most is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Seriously, I'm a sucker for a good parade.
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