Saturday, May 27, 2017

Gym, Exercise, Food and Carbs ~ EDITED & CHANGED

I am going back to the gym!! 

After going over my budget quiet a few times yesterday and the day before to try and figure out what I can do about the new cost of my most important psych med (I'm not even going to get into all that crap right now... hours on the phone with my doctor, my shrink, the pharmacy, two insurances, pharmacy again, shrink, again only to find out there's nothing that can be done to lower the cost so I'm going to try and let it go for now) and cutting back on a couple of non-essential things I figured that if I give up Dunkin Donuts for good (I was still getting it on the two mornings a week I go to work) I can afford my gym membership! So... wooohoo... I'm going back to the gym!

At the gym I work out about 2 hours a day (and LOVE it). It's my happy place. The only issue I run into time and time again is feeling like I need more carbs, especially after my workouts! My favorite thing to eat after workouts is a bowl of organic "Cheerios" with blueberries and almond milk or some sweet potatoes, squash and a chunk of protein like chicken or fish. So some days that I work out my carb amount would go up over 100 grams of net carbs. The problem with this is that even with trying to keep it at healthy carbs, it would set off my cravings and desires to binge.

Yes, it was still low carb (not keto and not very low carb, more like "liberal" low carb) and it's not like it was a bowl of ice cream or a bag of chips but it often led to the ice cream and chips :/

So, I'm not quiet sure what to do. I love how I feel on low carb but can I still be under 50 grams of net carbs and be healthy while working out. Days that I don't work out I'll still keep my carbs at 50 net carbs and under but what about those other days.

Do I need that cereal with blueberries or can I have something lower carb that will take care of the same cravings and give me energy and let me get in shape?

I don't want to fall into the cravings/addiction trap again because I just cant control it so... I don't know.

I guess that for the first week or two I'm going to have to just take it meal by meal and day by day as I figure out what my body needs and what it can handle. I still plan to stay away from crap food or "food-like products" and eat well for, like 80% of the time and just really focus on getting healthy and losing weight. I also think working out again will give me a lot more energy than I've had lately which will be really great!

Any thoughts and ideas are more than welcome so please share with me!!

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