I've been reading MDA for three or four months now, trying it out to various degrees for short periods of time. I know that my current lifestyle choices are not working for my health and wellbeing; however, committing to low-carb has been very difficult for me. Although I don't really eat bread, pasta, potatoes, or rice at this point, I have a major sugar habit (cookies, cake, ICE CREAM) and also enjoy oatmeal and dairy. The problem with these foods, especially the sweets, is that I can't seem to eat them in moderation. However many times I binge and then promise myself I'll do better tomorrow, I start out ok and then am inevitably faced with sugar temptation once again. A small bowl of ice cream leads to half the carton… In addition, my mood swings are awful. I go from happy with high energy to feeling sad, tired and hopeless.
My exercise regimen has also left much to be desired as of late. I have bounced back and forth from “chronic cardio” (5 or more hours per week, sometimes in two hour sessions) to doing little to nothing at all. Currently, I’m in a little to no exercise phase.
My goals in starting PB are as follows:
- Gain control of my eating habits by following the PB principles. Specifically:
-No refined carbs/sugar
-Lots of fresh vegetables
-Lots of meat, fish, eggs, and healthy fats
-IF at least once a week
-Minimal dairy (Greek yogurt only)
-Watch alcohol consumption
- Focus on weight training and HIIT
- 25 years old
- 130 lbs
Goal Weight: 120 lbs
This is my first time ever posting in a forum like this; I look forward to interacting with all of you and hopefully having great success to report in the next 30 days.