Hey everyone! I've been on this site for the last month or two reading posts and educating myself. I ordered the 80-10-10 book almost 2 months ago it seems, but since I'm in Japan it seems to be taking forever to get here. Thankfully, it should be here soon & help me learn even more. In the meantime, I've read as much as I can. I'm really trying to go LFRV, but I'm having trouble getting through even one day. I make it until around dinner time and then I want cooked food, sugar, etc. It's REALLY BAD!!! I've been pigging out on all kinds of junk and have gained like 10 lbs in the last month! I was thinking maybe it's because my body is not used to all the fruits & veggies, so it's craving the bad stuff so that my body will feel the way it's used to. Just a thought I've had the last day or two. Anyway, I've tried to get myself motivated (I made a motivation binder with pictures of LFRVs who inspire me, quotes, reasons to go LFRV, etc.) I've been trying to improve my faith and be more spiritual, but I still feel unanswered and alone. Maybe I should try journaling when I'm feeling cravings to deal with the emotional issues (time is the factor).
Anyway, it's like I'm two different people during the day. Mid to late afternoon a switch flips and I become a person I don't want to be. I try to resist, but it's like my mind has one track and can't get the idea of eating non-LFRV foods out of my mind. No matter how many fruits & veggies I eat, I'm still craving the other stuff, even though I'm not hungry. I don't know what else to do!!!!!! I'm aching so much and feel so full of shame and disappointment in myself. I'm also making myself physically ill. I know the things I'm eating will make me feel worse & I want to stop, but I'm having so much trouble. I feel so weak! It should be a simple matter (simply eat LFRV foods only), but it seems so much more complicated. I'm going to keep working at it, but would love some suggestions. I'm desperate!!!!!!!
Thanks for the information!
Right after I wrote this post initially, I read other posts about people having similar issues. It really sounds like it comes down to getting enough calories, and I really think I wasn't, even though I thought it was enough! I just had my 1st HUGE (to me) all fruit smoothie using like 7 bananas and 4 Philippine mangos (I hope they're okay together). It was delicious. It's really made me feel more awake and full of energy already. So, I'm going to try eating much more (fruits & veggies). For me, I think the smoothies will be the way to go for now. I'm also going to keep track of things on the cron-o-meter, too. I just have to not be scared by the high calorie count. Thanks for your help everyone!
smoothies FTW! :)
Awesome! :) If you have a hang up about counting calories then you can count carbs instead on chronometer, lots of people do this. To figure your basic carb needs take your weight in kilos and multiply that by 10, add more for activity.