Balanced meals to eliminate cravings
March 27, 2009 7:09am CST
Hi all! I just wanted to share with you how lately, it seems that i don't have cravings anymore, such as for sweets, and other high calorie stuff. You see, when I gave birth two weeks ago, my mother started serving me balanced and nutritious meals to speed up my recovery and to stimulate the production of breast milk, as I still have very little milk flow. With very little amounts of calorific food, little rice, much protein and much vegetables and high-fiber fruits, my recovery is so fast, short of saying miraculous. I have lost weight quite fast, too. After 10 days of giving birth, I have already lost 17 of the 38 lbs that I gained during pregnancy. Although it sounds nice, I still have 21 lbs more to lose. But I am not giving up hope, rather I am more than enthusiastic to get on a fitness routine once my uterus has completely healed, maybe after six weeks. Anyway, these are not all the things that I noticed. I also noticed that my cravings for different kinds of foods stopped. Whereas I used to say, “hmmm….i think I would like hamburger, or pizza, or shake, or whatever” I don’t even agree whenever my husband would invite me to eat something. I would not eat snacks even if invited. It seemed that I am always full and satisfied, and this is considering that I breastfeed my baby in part. In the past, I would eat three meals and two snacks, and sometimes, I do get to eat midnight snacks. But not anymore, even if I wake up many times throughout the night to feed the baby or change her diapers, I don't eat. I just make sure I drink water to replenish the fluids taken from breastfeeding and peeing throughout the night. I think it is soooo cool that I no longer have cravings. This will make my weight loss program go faster and I can get back in shape in very little time. So this is my advice, if you want to get rid of your cravings, eat a balanced diet. Take care all and God bless you! Happy mylotting!
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27 Mar 09
thank you for the suggestion and I can see how that can work. I did well last year after I had a baby a year ago in june.. I had a restriction of working out for the first couple months but I lost the 25 lbs in the summer last year and was so happy... now I am back to working out and I only put on about5 lbs in the winter so I am trying to take that off now... good luck with your gettingback in shape!!
27 Mar 09
You are absolutely right. A good diet is habit-forming. It takes some getting used to, but once your body is trained to take in the right kind of food in the right amount everytime, it becomes a habit, and it is definitely a good one. I have just started my fitness program last February 4 and I totally changed my eating habit as well as my lifestyle. I started going to the gym 4-5 times a week and I have already lost 10 pounds in 6 weeks. I am also documenting my progress just to keep in track of my fitness program.