People often ask me how I resist temptation, especially since they see me blogging about food 90% of the time. Lemme tell you, I’m no saint. I’ve just learned how to stop after 1 bite. For the first 2 months of my Paleo Manila diet, I was really strict about not cheating. Nothing & no one can make me eat outside what Paleo Manila delivers except for fruits, nuts & raw veggies. Those were the hardest months because I still craved all the bad foods. But I conditioned myself to really NOT taste anything because I knew I would fall off the wagon if I did. One teensy weensy bite, one taste was all it would have taken for me to drop everything. So I was really hard on myself those 2 initial months.
It was actually pretty easy for me not to give in to temptation because I was dead set on starting to lose weight. And also because of my health scare. To date, I have lost 25 lbs. and although I am not as strict with myself as before, I still make myself stop after 1 taste. Life is all about living anyway. And I found that 1 small spoonful or forkful won’t kill you. And I put the stress on ONE & SMALL.
Now that my clothes are getting a bit loose, I have motivation to continue on my road to health & fitness. It’s not anymore because I have to, but more of because I want to. You have to WANT it badly to make it happen.
Being more of a FOOD blogger, and because of my foodie family, I am almost always at events -not that I’m complaining. We’re talking about a minimum of 3x/week, sometimes it’s even every day for a week. And so I don’t go crazy looking at my table mates wolfing down plate after plate of yummy edibles, I allow myself a spoonful. That way, I don’t go ballistic & think about it the whole day -therefore driving me crazy. Plus I always have Kap with me standing as my guardian angel so I don’t go overboard. It’s always good having a diet buddy to help & guide you. Just make sure that someone is a person who can actually talk some sense into you, and not a pushover.
But I’ve also noticed that my tastebud is somewhat whacked now. I find everything non-paleo either too salty or too sweet, so that’s good for me because I don’t enjoy sinful food as much as I used to anymore. Also, I worry about my weight now & I’m more conscious of what I put in my mouth & ultimately my body, because I am just now slowly enjoying my old clothes hiding at the back of my closet for the longest time.
.1) Minimize the Intensity
Curb cravings with 5 simple words: 5D’s – Distraction, Delay, Drink, Disgust, and Dance.
My Paleo Manila Diary, Week 11:
My 3rd month weighing in next week! Even though I’m so embarrassed to tell you how much I weighed when I started, I will still reveal. Because if I can make the change, so can you!
I’m still so very far from my ideal weight & size, but slowly & surely, I WILL GET THERE. <3