WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GO BACK TO LOGGING
Posted Aug 21 2009 10:02pm
The balanced protein and carb diet is extremely predictable. When you hit your target numbers, you will lose approximately 2 to 3 pounds per week of fat, not muscle. Unfortunately, people are not as predictable.
Every dieter faces the time when food is put in front of them that is not balanced in protein and carbs, and certainly not within the target numbers for them. Rather than be social outcasts, most people give in and have that treat.
Ah, yes, and then they don't lose weight for that week. It only takes one splurge to send your insulin levels skyrocketing, and thus, creating more hunger. It is much more tempting after that to just keep splurging. After all, the insulin spike from your first splurge now has you feeling like you want to kill someone and take their food. What else can you do?
Well, believe it or not, the best thing to do is to start logging your food again RIGHT AWAY after your treat. As in THE NEXT MEAL, hit your target numbers. That means going back to your log sheets and balancing protein and carbs ever so carefully, so protein is always equal to carbs. If you do this, your splurge hunger will not hit nearly so bad, and you will be back on track again within just a few hours.
If ya wanna play, ya have to pay..... but pay and get out of there!