It is currently Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:27 pm
cherry847 wrote:Hi Sarah,
Not sure how much this helps but just throwing my 2 cents in!
A bit of advice from me is to not feel like you have to follow someone else's program, or follow every exact thing they tell you to do - if you don't want to eat the snacks, then don't! You know best what will be manageable for you. I personally eat my snacks if and when I feel hungry - I have my afternoon fruit straight after lunch and then if I'm hungry again later I'll something, if I'm not then I won't. And I've lost over 10kg this way, because I prefer to have 3 solid meals rather than always eating. But that's just me!
I know exactly how you feel about living at home, my mum was the same way..... it's very frustrating but perhaps you could talk to her about it? Maybe explain your new knowledge to her about what is healthy and low fat, and maybe try cooking some new recipes together.
If you're feeling low at the end of the day, maybe try finding an activity that will distract you. Anything works, even doing the ironing or something means you don't have hands free to snack and you're busy enough to not think of food. Or even doing your exercise after dinner would be a distraction. And if you can't get outside to go walking that's ok! Maybe get a couple of exercise dvds, a skipping rope, and a couple of hand weights and you will be able to have a great workout without having to leave the house. Toning is so important because you will burn more calories with muscle!
And finally if you really can't stand it in the evening and just have to have something, try a hot drink. I have a jarrah for chocolate cravings and it really helps!
Hope this has given you some ideas!
This is my eating plan: it's around 1400 cals a day.
Wake Up: Cup of tea
Breakfast: 1 Weetbix/1/2 cup of All Bran and 150 mils of low fat soy milk
Morning Tea: small apple or banana and a cup of tea
Lunch: 2 slices of multigrain bread with 75 gm tuna and lots of salad veggies sandwich
Afternoon Tea: 3/4 cup homemade fruit salad and 100gm diet yoghurt and a cup of tea
Dinner: lean meat/fish or chicken 100g-120gms cooked weight. Veggies. Sometimes rice (a mix of brown and white). Pasta about once a week.
Supper: 3/4 paw paw and a cup of tea.
I haven't had any cravings for cakes and cookies or stuff like that since I started. The fruit feeds my sweet tooth. I keep away from trigger foods (Monte Carlo Biscuits).
Hope this helps. Chin up. You can do it!!
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