Well, I’ve been away for a while. Tired of on again, off again, gone again, fat again – I have been too disillusioned with myself to even add a post here. However, I have now been back on program for two weeks and am doing well. But I had a helluva time getting started again.
What I have found this time around of getting back to eating small and well is that it’s too difficult to do all at once if you didn’t somehow “suffer” for it. What I mean by that is if you didn’t just run out and spend approx. $500 on joining an Ideal Protein or other diet plan, and you didn’t just run out and buy a $1200 treadmill, nor order a new spring wardrobe 3 sizes too small (we all know THAT never works – thus the number of brand new clothes with tags at the Goodwill when it’s clear that they didn’t come from overstock buys). So I came up with a solution that worked for me and helped me get back in the swing, and thought perhaps it might work for some of my homies (that’s you, btw) as well.
I know I said in the title there that “Micro Eating” is a thing – but that’s kinduva lie. I didn’t read about “micro eating” anywhere, but rather watched how the busiest and thinnest of my friends ate. What I observed was that most of them didn’t have TIME to eat. Instead, they got their nutrition on the go, some did a better job than others but I sort of observed, asked questions and took a composite view of their habits. What I came up with is “micro eating”. Depravation is just too damn hard. That’s all there is to it. It works for a while until there’s any sort of ripple in your pond, and then it doesn’t work so well anymore. You know what I’m talking about. You’ll be rocking along on your diet plan like gang bustas…. three days in and things are going great. But then, suddenly, you have a spat with your esposo and you are into the cheesecake for a 1/4 round slice! After that, the day is blown and it’s all down hill from there. Am I right?
(Well, if not, you prolly should go find a fitness blog to read or something) Well friends, you know you could always move to a deserted island, but if you were gonna go all Gilligan, chances are, you woulda ‘ready done it. And, to make matters worse, those of us who have the metabolism of a sloth and have to dig deep into the depravation chamber to lose even a single pound know how much these hateful stress triggers can completely gank (for those of you unfamiliar with the word “gank”, it is a video gaming term, born in the cavernous corridors of M0ORPGs, it means to be dog-piled by enemies and completely overwhelmed with zero chance of survival and forced rez outside the instance, thereby losing ALL your progress, and it fits like a GLOVE here). Yep….it seems when the big stress comes and you’re already starvacious because you are trying to be good, it is always a sabotage of our stalwart efforts. So…what to do, what to do? Well, here’s what I’m doing….I’m eating a tiny bit of something several times a day. Like 10. Breakfast consists of a 1/4 grapefruit, a 1/4 cup of cottage cheese and five walnut halves. You’d be surprised! Lunch consists of 2 scrambled eggs and one egg white, one slice of avocado, about an 1/8 of one and a half tomato. Yes.. yess….. So try micro eating. You still can’t eat junk, but you can snack your day away.
Good luck out there!