Ok so I'm starting this journey YET AGAIN (5th time) and Im sincerely wanting it to "stick". I turned 41 in April and I've been struggling with mu weight and general "icky-ness". I've got pre-menapausal issues, stomach issues. and lethargy just to name a few things. Nothing "formally diagnosed" but i KNOW my body isn't "right". Going raw in the past as a "cleanse" made me feel great but maintaining it despite how awesome I felt was a challenge because I didn't have support of friends and family.
All of that said, upon evaluating my previous efforts I realized that failure to plan was a HUGE part of my problem.... aside from that I struggle with getting down the volume required of fruit and veggies. I don't intentionally restrict, i just run out of room! All if well for 2-3 days and then I become ravenous and completely fall off my path and head straight back to eating crap. This is my cycle.
Any advice that anyone has with any (or all) of this I'd appreciate it. I do not want to spend the rest of my life feeling the way I do now. It is affecting so many areas of my life that I feel a tad out of control. Even if you have no advice, your support and encouragement is welcomed. I could use it.
Hey! my heart goes out to you. My journey for sure hasn't been smooth, but along the way i've learned some tricks. I find if i prepare all my food for the day in the morning, then i'm less tempted to eat other stuff. If you don't have time in the morning, do it at night.
Don't be hard on yourself, remind yourself why you're doing this which is hopefully because you want to care for your body.
Smoothies are a great way to get in lots of calories in. I find blending bananas without water is great for fitting more food in without taking as much room. the bananas have enough water in them anyway!
Getting exercise is really important to help speed up your metabolism. i hope this helps a little :)
keep workin on ti! :)