Mind over Hunger

I’ve always been jealous of people that lose weight when they’re stressed out. Or friends that can’t eat when they’re sick. Or my family members that can have just one cookie. So basically I hate all of you. Just kidding but not really. You make it look so easy. Eat in moderation, get a killer workout in and repeat. Not a hair out of place. That is so not my life.

Everyday I wake up and I’m hungry. Or at least I think I’m hungry. That’s the thing I can’t tell. Because I typically work out in the morning I know I need to have a little something but then what should I do after my workout? Is that another snack or a real breakfast? Then I run to client appointments that last sometimes 3 hours so by the time I’m finished it’s anywhere between 2-3pm so I’m starving. This is usually when I make poor decisions that last well into the evening.

I need to break this cycle but how? Do I need to try some new healthy options? Should I be more restrictive? These are the questions I need answered because ultimately I need to know what to do for the long haul. I still have 30 pounds to lose to reach my goal and then it’s all about maintaining. If I can learn some of your tricks now I have a real chance to do both. So please leave any suggestions in the comments section below. Thanks!


5 comments on “Mind over Hunger”

  1. Phil Reply

    Not that I follow my own rules, but you should eat a real breakfast, that is healthy, but will be filling and last. And then have fillings snacks like almonds to keep you from crashing.

  2. M Reply

    Your post today reminded me of a book I read a few years ago. Not sure if you are a big reader but I think some of what she says in her book will really resonate with you. It is called the ‘Secrets of a Former Fat Girl’ http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Former-Fat-Girl-Sizes-And/dp/0452289246 I highly recommend the book, I think it will help! (and I’m not saying you were ever fat, it’s just the name of the book) I still have 41.8 lbs to go but I have until Sept 1st. Honestly, I don’t concentrate on the scale. More on how I feel, how my clothes fit, and my measurements. The biggest change for me is how I feel, I feel so amazing since starting my journey. I know I have a long way to go but I will get there and so will you!

  3. Ellie Reply

    I like Phil’s almond suggestion. I’m leaving as we speak for a vacation weekend and have been trying to “be good”, as you know. I’ve kept apples, bananas, pears and oranges in my purse so that I’m never left hungry. Especially for someone who drives between clients… could you pound an apple on the drive (pre-sliced)? Oranges are tougher… also, I don’t know much about those almond butter packets, but you could check out the calories and those would be really easy to take along with you. Oh, and fill up with water! PS I heart your blog. xo

  4. dor cohen Reply

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