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If all the ingredients were compliant, you don't have to start over.

I would recommend taking a look at why you're having food cravings.

It's not unusual for people to underestimate how much they need to eat when they start out, so take a look at the meal template, be sure you're having at least the minimum listed, and don't be afraid to have more than that. You should be able to easily go 4-5 hours between meals before you're feeling hungry, if you aren't managing that, then you for sure need to increase the size of your meals a bit. If you are truly hungry between meals, as in you'd eat something bland and boring like plain steamed fish and broccoli, then fix yourself a mini-meal of protein, fat, and vegetables, or at least two of the three.

If these cravings aren't because you're hungry -- you wouldn't eat steamed fish and broccoli, but you'd love a slice of cheese or some bread or chocolate -- you're probably not actually hungry, so think about why you're wanting food. Are you bored? Angry? Sad? Is it just habit? Whatever it is, figure out a way to deal with that. If you're bored, find something to do -- go for a walk, clean, work on a hobby, talk to your family. If you're angry or sad, take a moment and let yourself feel those emotions, maybe journal about them or talk to someone you trust about them. If it's habit -- you always eat when you watch tv, for instance -- fix yourself a cup of tea instead, or find some way to keep your hands busy. 

 

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