An apple a day keeps the... weight on >:(
Carbohydrates account for approximately 50% of our diet. Choose your carbohydrates wisely. I. Did. Not.
Yesterday I had half an Asian Pear which basically looks like a cross between an apple and a pear. I thought if I only ate half then I would be sticking to my low carb lane. The forbidden fruit really does influence you to make terrible decisions because,
I have a sad announcement to make. I gained a pound.
Yes I know, try to hold back your sympathetic comments (as I know SO MANY OF YOU HAVE A HARD TIME DOING SO) I will be fine.
The first task that Dr. Laurie assigns is to keep a food journal, the reasoning behind the food journal is to make food intake a conscious effort, not just an emotional reaction.
I have been keeping my food journal everyday and here is where it is that I went wrong. The second part of keeping the food journal is to make sure I google carbs in everything that I choose to eat and instead of doing so I guessed (Guessing=Emotional Blindfold).
Once the blindfold comes off that means you are no longer naive and therefor the choices that you make are now conscious sabotage. Which is actually embarrassing -.-
Dr. Laurie recounted the story of how before she knew the important information she needed to know about food, she ate a sandwich for lunch and she too gained a pound. Her resulting core belief in food then popped into her mind, “well if I can’t even eat a sandwich, what is the point?” Which of course allows for self sabotage, that is why the Emotionally Focused Eating program is so important. Because there are two components to eating.
Just like what it is that I did today, which was to look back on my food diary, recognize how it is that I had fooled myself, come to terms with the fact that my subconscious is very powerful and that I really need to follow the program to a T and make a conscious effort. There is no need for me to feel that it is hopeless or a failure. Because I can equate that weight gain right back to my food diary and now I know exactly what it is that I have done, and that is a powerful feeling because it makes sense.
On the quest to lose 50 pounds in a year. Can she do it? Only time will tell....with the help of this blog.