Feeling down, try Omega3 which can be found in pill form or certain fish, like tuna and catfish.
I went to Dr. Oz show.com and read a post by Dr Michael Roizen that talked about sugar cravings which says you could be feeling depressed if you crave sugar. I tested this theory because I always crave sugar. What I learned was he may be right on point. As I eat the sugar, later I feel a little sad. I need to counter act the cravings and I thought of the benefits of Omega 3 fish oils. Since I have been reading more and more about Omega 3 which is in certain kinds fish and flax seed. I have been eating more fish, at least 3 times per week and I no longer feel depressed and the sugar craving do not come to me as much . I love tuna so I eat more tuna salad with crackers plus I add flax seed to my cereal. My hunger is satisfied and I still practicing eating when hungry. I still fall off and over do it sometimes but I just wait for hungry again. I love getting hungry.
Monday, March 15, 2010
I have been rambling and rambling about losing weight and eating what I want . It has been a long journey and I really thought I was on to something that could help but after 5 1/2 months I have only lost 13 pounds total. I have discovered things about myself that I am really greatful for. I no longer eat for for emotional reasons. I started getting the stress off my body by exercising which is something I usually don't do. I have worked up to 30 minutes on the eliptical machine. I can run up stairs now and I am feeling great but the weight loss is hard to handle. I wait for hunger most of the time but not all the time. I really need some help. I eat a lot of fish now because I heard it makes you feel happier. Still trying intuitive eating and learning a lot.
Friday, March 5, 2010
After work today I had dinner and I ate until content. All hunger pangs are gone so I am sitting there watching TV. Out of the blue comes a thought of the cookies and cream ice cream in the freezer. I'm not hungry but the thought of the ice cream is driving me wild. I told myself, I have two choices, tell myself no and sit there until my desires over take me and I find my butt hanging out of the freezer or do I tell myself you can eat it next time you are hungry? If I wait until hungry my body will know just what to do with it and digested it like it is supposed to. Since I have been waiting to eat when I am hungry, I usually only want to taste it when hunger hits me again. If you have other suggestions please tell me in the comments section.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Since this journey I have eaten every forbidden food that I could think of but only when I was hungry. When you have dieted for as long as I have some foods are off limits. The only problem is now when I step out of my comfort zone, I don't know where to put my feelings I usually use food to calm myself but this time I have not eaten myself into a slumber. I prayed and wallowed in my uncomfortable place for a while not knowing what to do with all these unpleasant feelings. I got so depressed that I couldn’t crawl out of my funk until I got an idea. May be if I play on my elliptical machine I might feel better. I could barely stay on it for one minute. I told myself to push and don't get off until I felt better. That lasted 5 minutes before my body started to hurt and I started to sweat. Amazingly, immediately I felt better and decided I would do it again the next day but I would add another minute or two. I was able to do 10 minutes but I looked like I was moving in slow motion, but it didn't matter how I looked. The depression just left. I realize now exercise is not just for burning calories, it’s also for feeling better mentally and physically. Who knew exercise could feel so good?