I was talking to my mom today and somehow we got on the subject of weight loss.
And I started talking about how I was glad I did..
How weighing less feels better (obviously)
and I look younger...and all that.
well anyways..I started to rant about previous failed attempts.
the starve and binge.
The lo carb debacle.
You name it.
But by far, my biggest pet peeve is lean cuisine meals.
The portions are miniscule.
They contain additives and they just don't fill you up.
I will be standing in the frozen foods section watching an obese lady loading up on these monstrosities and the low fat cookies with incredible amounts of sugar and just be twitching.
You can take your hand and cover that plate...
who would that fill up?
It is 250 calories...and has 26 percent of your daily sodium and 9 grams of fat.
nasty...and it is 8 ounces altogether..
basically a cup of food.
Calories there...maybe one hundred.
Add a 6 ounce chicken breast and you have a grand total of 300 calories.
And do you think that would fill you up?
Add some balsamic vinagrette to that puppy and you have one heckuva meal if not two.
You have a 300 pound woman who was eating around 3000 calories a day.
She goes from that to 1200 calores.
She is eating these crappy lean cuisine meals.
Then throw in a diet cookie or two and spike your blood sugar and BAM.
cravings, hunger and despair.
INstead of say going to 1800 and taking a walk.
so there she is, starving.
eating food that tastes like the underside of the seat of a 1960 nova.
and not doing anything proactive.
Not changing thought patterns.
Surrounded by temptation.
WAtching as her body slows it's rate of loss while she is still hungry because your body's metabolism adjusts..
and by cutting your calories so low you have given yourself no where to go.
And just waiting for your body to change.
When change will be a long time coming.
No wonder people fail..and fail in spectacular fashion.
Eat real food.
I wish they would teach that.
Eat real food and do not starve.
Do not eat crap..
And do something to make yourself feel progress..
Give yourself physical goals.
Allow yourself a treat and stop calling yourself names.
And don't expect the weight off by a certain date.
That's all, I feel better now. lol.