Day 3: Not Giving into Cravings {One month Diet}

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Day 3 of my One month weight loss journal to lose 10lbs!) (Get all 30 days here)

It was a beautiful morning for an outdoor run! I know there won’t be many mornings left like this. In fact, I think by the end of the week, we’ll be down to under 20 degrees. But for now, I’ll take it.

I was 116.6 lbs this morning, so that’s great! I know it’s not going to be a linear progression, but I can’t help but believe that if the scale is moving down that I’m doing something correct.

Day 3 One Month Weight Loss Plan

This thinking can actually be a big problem though. When you believe something is working, there is more buy in and motivation attached to it.

But on the contrary, when the scale goes up, yet you “did everything right”, it’s really easy to let that be a reason you stop working the plan or being consistent. So, I’m trying to be really careful about putting drama and judgement around the daily weigh-ins.

Day 3 116.6 lbs

My Meals & Workout

Exercise

Yesterday was Sunday, so I didn’t lift. I just went for a slow and steady 6 mile run. It was fabulous to be outside, and was unseasonably warm for November.

Food

I pre-logged my meals for the day for a daily total of 1433 calories, 147 g protein, 115 g carbs, and 46g fat. I planned for eggs, oatmeal, salad, protein shake and chicken and rice stir fry!.

I drank 1 gallon of water, plus my lemon juice/stevia mix I mentioned yesterday. I also drank BCAA’s, Creatine, and glutamine.

Not Giving Into Cravings Strengthens Discipline

I ate 100% of my planned meals, but then AGAIN snuck a few extra pieces of toast (just like yesterday). But also, I was practicing making pasta, and I had quite a few handfuls of pasta dough. I’m kind of weak when it comes to dough. It’s definitely a problem.

Which leads me to my diet thought of the day: Giving in to cravings makes your cravings stronger! Actually saying no to yourself makes your discipline stronger.

The message from Harvard speaks to me so loudly!! (see the full article about Cravings at Harvard here) In a nutshell, they said,

“NOT eating a food reduced cravings more effectively than eating the food!”

Harvard

Have you found that when you have a craving and RESIST it, the craving goes away faster than if you give in?

When I give into a craving, I just want MORE! I’m never satisfied.

So, taking my own advice to practice the resistance tomorrow! I need to constantly remind myself, giving in will only make the craving STRONGER. (in other words, stop letting myself eat 6 slices of toast!)

I’ve got some great articles about stopping cravings here and my best weight loss advice here!

one harvard study showed not eating a food reduced cravings more effectively than eating a food b

I’ll be back tomorrow!! Hope you join me!!

READ NEXT—-> DAY 4 Full Day of Eating (150 g of protein in a day!)

Day 3 1 month weight loss journal - not giving into cravings

4 Comments

  1. So thankful for you sharing your story! I really do look forward to reading it everyday. I’m in this with yall!!! I let my cravings get the best of me over last month. We should start a “Consistency” group together to keep each other on track on both good and hard days! =)

    1. We totally need a group! Staying on track on the hard days is tough!!

      But, thank you for reading! It’s actually been helping me stick to my plan knowing people are watching- so you are already helping ME!! haha.

      Amy

  2. I recently purchased one of your meal plans and I have been dragging my feet. I have similar goals of losing 10 pounds to feel better and be able to wear the clothes in my closet. It really helps me knowing I can come here and read your daily journal entries for support. Go get’em Amy! You are inspiring! 🙂

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