I’m going to lay some truth on you guys today.
I’m struggling lately to get back into Ketosis. Every day brings a battle with my brain. It keeps coming up with reasons to indulge in a carbohydrate heavy food. So Monday, after having some french fries at lunch, I sat down a evaluated my thoughts before I ate the fries, and after.
I found myself justifying it. Not a foreign technique, I’ve used it before. So here is the main thought:
“The main meal was good, but I ate it and I’m still hungry.”
The next thought should or could have been something like: “no big deal, I will eat in a few hours when I get home. There is plenty of food there.”
Instead, the next thought was: “I don’t have anything else, on plan, with me to eat. But I do have leftover fries from last week’s lunch.” I shouldn’t have saved those fries in the first place, but that’s a whole other set of thoughts. The next thought(s) was: “I shouldn’t have forgotten the meal I planned for today at home this morning. I could go to Wendy’s and get a burger, but I need to save money right now so the fries are cheaper.”
So then, because I thought that still being a little hungry was a huge problem (and maybe because I just wanted to eat them), I felt justified in eating the fries.
The result here is that I feel guilty about eating them.
In hindsight I think that I would prefer to feel hungry than feel guilty. The fries were good but the ultimate result of loosing a little bit of weight on Monday would have been much better than a few fries.
Here’s the thought I’m going to go with for the next week or so. I think it’s going to be GREAT: “I’d rather feel success than guilt.”