After trying numerous diets and failing miserably at them I decided to do a little more research into why I was not losing weight like I wanted to.
I found something in a magazine that suggested I might be addicted to sugar and that might be one of the underlying reasons (apart from not exercising enough) that I was not achieving my goals.
I used to think that I was prediabetic because I would wake up RAVENOUS. I swear I would be so hungry and irritable in the morning you would think that I had not eaten in days. Even if I ate late at night I would still wake up hungry and angry and so I would get myself tested.
I turned out not to be prediabetic...although I still have to keep a watch on it because my father and grandmother are both diabetic.
I realize that even when I do eat healthy I also indulge in high sugar foods. I would cut calories and increase the amount of fruits and vegetables..but would indulge in sweets.
Even when I went down to 1500 calories a day, part of that included a slice of cheesecake.
I was essentially sabotaging myself with the sugar because people who are addicted to sugar instantly store it as fat instead of burning it up.
I am going to go on a gradual sugar detox in 2012 and start by NOT purchasing some of the following things:
-sugar cookies (I like them frozen and will sometimes eat two after lunch)
-ice cream (sorry Ben and Jerry)
These silly foods will be replaced by raspberries (which I love) and greek yogurt with sliced almonds.
I am also using only honey to sweeten my tea and I will stop drinking juice for the month of January, relying only on tea and water to hydrate.
At the end of the month I should be more sensitive to sugar and should therefore crave it less...leading to less weight gain.
I am also going to start hula hooping and doing my yoga daily. I mentioned doing those two things before but I never kept up with it. I can hula hoop while watching television, instead of lying down and not doing anything at all.
Friday, December 30, 2011