I started my dieting journey in the era of low fat/no fat. This diet was a lot of pasta, breads and refined foods. If the label read low grams of fat content it was allowed on my menu. Another aspect of this diet era was eating more often. So, let me break this down for you. I was eating a bagel for breakfast, carrots for a snack, a lean cuisine meal for lunch, some Snack Wells cookies for afternoon snack and to finish it off a plate of spaghetti with bread for dinner.
As I watched my fat intake I was always hungry and craving more food. I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t losing the weight. I was following all the advice and watching fat intake along with calories. This was so frustrating for me.
Fast forward 20 years and I now know that everything I was told prior on dieting was all wrong. It wasn’t the fat consumption I should have been the most concerned about. Before I get comments correcting me, I do what to state, saturated fat should always be monitored and avoided if possible. But there are so many good fats that get a bad reputation. My favorite sources of fat are avocado, nuts and coconut oil to name a few. The problem with my diet previously was eating too much and too many processed carbs.
Today I aim to eat a protocol of no flour / no sugar. I do not count calories. I limit my meals to twice a day. I have a window for eating and that is between 11am and 6pm. I no longer snack. But I do have exceptions, planned leisure eats. I do keep a food journal to the extent of the amount of food and types of food I am consuming. With this protocol I have greatly reduced the desire I had for food.
I do not only help people create a protocol for them and work through their emotions, but I do it for myself as well. I work through my emotions daily to understand what I am thinking and the emotions that are being created. I then work through the process of creating intentional thoughts that allows me to create the best life I can.
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