11 March 2022

I don't know what is best

I really don't. There is so much conflicting information out there on weight loss and I've been knee deep in it for years. I just don't know what is the best way. I like paleo and I know that not eating sugar and wheat works well for me. But from there where do I go? Do I count calories? Do I not count calories? Do I weigh myself? Do I not weigh myself? I just don't know what to do, I honestly have no idea. I do know that I need to find what works for me and stick with it, but how exactly do I find that? 

So this is coming to a head now because I really want to lose some weight and I'm just not sure how to approach it. I also have some underlying factors that make the paleo diet not the greatest choice. So what to do. I looked at that Bright Line Eating and there are a couple of things from there that make sense and I really think will work. Mainly some hard and fast lines that are just not allowed to be crossed. Mine are sugar (though I had a mochi last night), wheat, and alcohol. I know that making those a hard NO all the time will be beneficial in the end, so I'm okay with that. But the way she had us weighing everything we eat and the meal plan was under 1200 calories, yeah, I'm not comfortable with that. So I dropped that. 

The other day I signed up for a trial run of NOOM. There are commercials everywhere and I've heard of people having great success with it. It supposedly gets to the psychology of weight loss. I've been using it a few days and it seems okay, but I don't like the calorie restriction. It has me on about 1400 calories a day. It also has red, green, and yellow foods. Red you are supposed to have very little of, green you can eat a lot of, and yellow is food to be cautious of. They say there is no good or bad food but then they color code them with red, green, and yellow. Hmmmmm.....  

I am really still stuck in the mindset of DMSC and Crossfit where you eat certain foods, avoid certain foods, and don't really count or restrict calories. I'm not sure I like that either. I know that not watching the scale or what I eat leads to weight gain. It has happened over and over and over in my life. I know that I need more activity. Too much sitting is not good for me at all. If I look back on the times in my life when I've been the healthiest and the happiest, it is always when I've been really active and doing all the things. 

So I guess I'm going to give NOOM a good try and I'm going to get more active. I am going to weigh myself every morning for a while and see if that helps things at all. I think that plays to my mindset. All of this to say that I can't beat myself up over choices. I still need to use mindfulness and self-care to take care of myself. But I can do all that and lose weight at the same time. 

I'm off to give it a try. 

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