Tag: Carbohydrate

Crashing on Carbs

Crashing on Carbs.

I’ve had about 25 friends come up to me and say: “What were you thinking, trying to gain 10 pounds for the sake of compassion for your weight-loss clients?”

Honestly, I was halfway there already. I didn’t think it would be all that difficult. Carbs are such a temptation, especially when people give them to me and they lie around the house looking like a magic potion for joy!

Some loving sweetheart gave me a big bag of cinnamon rolls 3 days ago with white icing seductively dripping through every nook and cranny. They were made by a person who doesn’t use refined sugar and uses all natural sweeteners. However, they still were major carbs. Every time I looked in the direction of those cinnamon rolls, I forgot about the yogurt and watermelon in the refrigerator and dove right on them on the roll like a horny teenager.

I’ve decided, I just can’t have carbs around. Besides that, my mother’s sugar spikes to around 300 every time she just tastes something like that. And I caught her tasting the cinnamon rolls about 4-5 times in a day. Bad for Momma, bad for Bo.

However, let me tell you, I’m back to my normal weight, without any extra diet or exercise. My body just likes this weight. I’ve been 158 for about 20 years. Dang it, it will not have me gain one extra pound. That’s what I’ve decided. Even when I tried to use weight gaining powders and lift weights, I’d get sick to my stomach and throw up. My weight trainers were stymied by my body’s resistance to weight gain.

Maybe the reason why some people have so much trouble with weight is that they never show their bodies consistency. Mine knows it’s supposed to be 158. I’d like to know if anyone who is struggling with weight has really stayed at the same weight for a long time. I think that would be an interesting study.

Fluctuation isn’t a good way to share with your body what it needs or how it should act. I know that for sure. What every body needs is regimentation. Your body needs you to show it that you control it. That’s why Yogis start the day with breathing exercises. 6 counts in, 6 counts out for a few minutes. It lowers the blood pressure and communicates to your brain that the mind controls the body.

Your body is like a little child. It needs to know that you (the parent) are in control. Even if it sucks for the child sometimes. The child needs structure. The body needs structure. Give it some structure this week and see if it responds accordingly.

AND Get those damn carbs out of your house, and see how you feel with some fresh fruit and yogurt in your stomach.

 

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Change Your Mind, Change Your Body

Change Your Mind; Change Your Body

How Many Carbs Can You Handle without Getting a Love Handle?

Okay, last night was one of those nights that started off at dinner time with the wrong choices; albeit they were in the hands of someone else. I was fed a fatty pork chop, French fries, a salad (hurray) and some veggies with a piece of cheesecake for dessert. Immediately, I started to dissect the pork and got every piece of lean meat off of it. While no one was watching, I slipped the fatty parts to the dog. After dinner, my partner coaxed me to go to Wendy’s because his stomach was upset. He said the only thing that would settle it was a Frosty. Well, I thought, a small frosty won’t hurt. So, I muddled around Homo Depot while sipping on a frosty.

After I got home, it was cheese and crackers by the TV to “America’s Got Talent,” sitting on my lazy ars. Did I try to do any exercises to balance the carb overload? No!

So, is it any wonder that I gained 2.5 lbs in one day? No, it is not any wonder. It is pure science, my friend. I know it, and you know it.

You just can’t put that kind of food in your body, with that amount of sugar and fat—not exercise—and expect to be thin.

Fortunately, I have a resilient body. I’m going to yoga this morning and have a plan to get at least 1.5 lbs off today. It may take the entire week to get the rest of it off. Fat “don’t” come off easy, as you well know. So, these lazy mistakes we make, come at a big cost. If we keep making them, unfortunately, we keep getting bigger and bigger until, one day, we get a heart attack and complications all over the place because of morbid obesity.

I’ve seen the worst cases in my practice with people 200 lbs. and more over their suggested weight. No one wants to tackle that kind of weight loss. It’s daunting. You get 30 lbs. off and begin to think that there is no end to the struggle. Then you go on a binge and gain it all back in a week. Then it’s even harder to get it off, because initially, it took three months to get the 30 lbs off in a healthy way.

Losing weight is a complex and mentally challenging step for anyone to have to take who is overweight. But how important is it, when your life is at stake?

The most important challenge are life changing steps that will effect every meal and every day of your life… not just the diet time. You have to look at everything you eat, the amount you eat, and challenge yourself—in your mind—to see if these steps are right for you. Your body will let you know.

If your mind is leading you down the wrong path, then it is definitely time to get some help. Changing your mind is the key! Change your mind; change your body. Change your mind; change your life!

Get on board and stop eating your life away today.

 

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