Saturday, January 20, 2018
Making Some Changes to Food and Exercise Plan
Yes. This. This is exactly what I think happened.
I took a plan that was working for me for six months and changed it assuming that would be better. Instead it made things worse so I am editing the plan and returning to what worked.
First... food. I'm going back to a higher carb level but instead of going up to 48 total carbs I'm going to set it at 40 total carbs (so 20's and maybe low 30's sometimes for net). I'm also lowering calories (except when I work out).
I'm also fully cutting out the Power Crunch bars after seeing the ingredients yesterday. I have issues with two of the sugars that are in them and this could explain why I suddenly started craving carbs after having a bar after not having them for a while and why my weight loss may have stalled before Christmas.
I'm going to work very hard on having the majority of the added carbs come from veggies and berries and really focus on a healthier menu.
As for exercise, I'm going back to my Push/Pull/Legs/Abs A-G plan instead of Lauren Gleisberg plan. I love her plan but my back is not handling it well at all so I'm going back to what I know my back can take. Eventually I'd like to try Lauren's plan again but for now it's being set aside.
I had a higher carb day today to try and deal with not feeling well (NOT a binge but not keto either) but as of tomorrow I know I need to return to no "cheating" and no "off plan days" and NOT plan on having any for incoming holidays (like out Easter). It's just not worth it to me.
I'm sure things will take a while to get back to where they should be but I think going back to what has worked so well for me before is the best thing that I can do right now.