Well, last time I wrote about how I had made an appointment to see a doctor who specialises in Sport’s Science Nutrition (sounds very fancy, but basically looks at the nutrition required to feed our bodies adequately when doing sport).
Firstly, she said that banting doesn’t work well with woman – with our hormone fluctuations and sugar requirements, we need some carbs. Not a lot, and not of the bad kind, but we definitely do need carbs. Yay for potatoes.
Secondly, she says that the volume of what I am eating is okay – I’m just not eating the right kinds of things. I need to eat what will fuel my body, not just satisfy the need for food.
So, in a nutshell, I need to start eating oats (which – fortunately – I have always enjoyed) for breakfast, supplemented by a protein. Then a small fruit at about 10:00, lunch to consist of protein, veg and a small amount of carbs. A small snack at 15:00, then a small portion for dinner.
Not to bad, but I am already getting tired of eating oats every day, and I am I have gained weight. I know why too – my portion sizes are way too big. I keep having this fear that I am going to get hungry and so I eat to compensate and even though I’m not hungry at all…
I am a work in progress.
She also said – what we all already know – to eat as slowly as possible (it must take more than 20 minutes to eat your meal); to chew your food well and just to slow down.
Yip – all things I need to work on.
So, well, I will keep you posted – I am so tired of walking around this same mountain; I am truly ready for some new scenery.
The Lord our God said to us in Horeb, You have dwelt long enough on this mountain. — Deuteronomy 1:6 (AMPC)
SEPTEMBER 06, 2017
Conquering the Wilderness Mentality