Hi Everyone - Just wanted to check in and say hello. I was ZC for about 18 months or so and stopped about 10 months ago. I was going through a high stress time and turned to back to old comfort foods. My eating during this time wasn’t bad at all compared to the average America, but…
This experience made it more apparent (if it wasn’t already) that my body just cannot handle carbs! I am an addict through and through. I get cravings that I can’t handle and lose satiety signals.
So, I am back! The biggest motivator this time is that I have regained almost the entire 15 pounds that I had lost when I went ZC a couple of years ago. So I am back to the point where I need to lose weight or buy new clothes.
But another huge motivator is I am just so sick of these food cravings.
I am back now to having nothing in the house that is not on my WOE, which is the only way right now I will be able to stick to it. But I am still getting the cravings every evening. So far the best treatment I’ve found is BACON! So I am cooking up a pound at a time and keeping it in the fridge to munch on when I get cravings, or just feel hungry between meals.
I’m also doing a lot of water with electrolytes, and have started moderate resistance training again. Working out and hydrating seem to help with the cravings also.
I’ve dubbed my new program “Three months of bacon, water, and weights.” Of course, I intend to do this a lot longer than three months (and obviously I’m eating more than bacon), but I want to just commit to three months right now and see where that takes me.
I’m glad you are all here, and welcome any thoughts you have!