Tuesday, October 15, 2013

You've always had the power!

I'm back from a wonderful 8 days in the Caribbean. I drank too much, and ate to much, but I didn't gain a pound which is a first for me. I tried to stay on my eating plan and avoided carbs and wheat. I just recently read that many people with thyroid problems do better when they avoid wheat, so for  now I am sticking with that. I enjoyed fish tacos without the tortilla, hamburgers without the bun, and even brought my own almond bread to breakfast. I had to have conch fritters, fingers and cracked conch, so I did get some carbs and bread there, but for the most part I managed very well.

As a long time follower of the Belly Fat Cure, I am finding that for me Jorge's newest plan, The 100 makes more sense. On this plan I can't overdo even the good carbs like I used to do on the BFC. All of Jorges' plans, The Belly Fat Cure, The 100, and his newest that is coming out soon, Slim Belly, Happy Hormones, are all based on the fact that we need to reduce sugar and carbs and therefore control our insulin levels which cause our body to store fat. Some people get confused about the different plans, and I did initially as well. But now that I'm familiar with them, I see how there is a need for these different plans to suit the needs of all the people trying to lose weight. Basically they are the same in theory, just different in the way you count and keeping track.

There are some great facebook groups for all of these plans. Ask to join and they will approve you. I wrote a post the other day and got a really great response. I'd like to share it with you.

This may be obvious to some, but I had a "light bulb, ahh ha" moment yesterday. I was thinking how many of us get frustrated if we aren't losing, how we weigh ourselves everyday and expect big changes in a day or two, and how we focus so much on getting to our goal weight. Maybe subconsciously we think when that happens we can cheat a little more and not follow our plan as closely. When in reality if we have committed to changing the way we eat, and are going to eat this way forever, then that is just the way it is going to be forever. Noting magical is going to happen to our way of eating when we lose faster or when we reach our goal. We will still have to eat this way forever to keep the weight off. So if we are following a plan we believe in, are feeling better, sleeping better, moving easier, then we should just relax and not worry so much about what the scale says. It will move eventually and we will reach our goals. The benefits will be great, but we will still be eating the same if we want to stay at that goal. This is a lifestyle, not a short term fix.

Whatever plan you are following to stay healthy, realize you have to follow this for the rest of your life. Don't pick a plan for weight loss. pick a new lifestyle that you knowyou can live with forever. The rest is a piece of cake!!

This so true! We got this!We got this!We got this!Yes~it will!!!

Thought for the day:  "You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself."

Glinda from the Wizard of Oz