When you’re dieting really hard it effects the chemistry in your body. With heavy dieting it is VERY common to have mood swings.
I’d like to know – do you roll with the mood roller coaster or do you do something to combat it? Do you have tips, tricks, or chants?
Last night I wanted a cookie and somehow managed to say no and then distract myself till bedtime! I had my first “no” to a craving in a long time!
I think the first one is the hardest…until the “keep it up” part ^_^
Here we go! Doing this challenge with BoB sisters: Michelle, Lisa and Susan!
Diet Killer series based on the “6 Diet Killers” article from Bodybuilding.com
“A lot of people struggle mentally with eating frequently because they think they’re taking in more food than they should. But even skipping one meal can throw your diet off, so even when you’re not hungry, you need to eat. Your body must be constantly fed to keep its metabolism at an elevated rate.”
Portion control and nutrition value is always key, but that’s not what this post is about. The key is to NOT SKIP MEALS 🙂 I know so many people who try to slim down by cutting meals and that is not how to make it happen (and stick).
Skipping a meal may make you binge on the next – can we say “Sabotage”?? Also, when you skip a meal your body will go into survival by slowing your metabolism – a side affect is you may feel lethargic and tired. Boo!
Eat frequently – every 3-4 hours – and make them good choices!
Bodybuilding.com shared some tips on what could be sabotaging your diet and bikini bod!
Really, Bodybuilding said it perfectly, so I’ll quote:
This one may seem strange because they’re part of the food pyramid, right? It’s true, fruits do have vitamins and minerals, but they also contain a lot of natural sugars. You don’t want that extra sugar because your body should be focusing on the complex carbs you eat and the body fat you already have for energy.
Adding another source of energy will make it harder to shed those pounds. You’re dieting, so your pyramid looks a lot different than King Tut’s or the USDA’s.
Personally, I have a tiny amount of fruit (a few berries) in my greek yogurt as my pre-workout meal, but other than that fruit in my mind is a cheat-treat! I have met so many people who get fruit confused with health foods. Yeah, it’s natural sugar, but it’s still sugar! 😀
Polk-a-dot-bikini time ladies! Trim out some of the fruit in your life and let’s press on!