How do you manage to get back on track? I'm really struggling.

(10 Posts)
MyBloominMarvellousYoni Sun 16-Jun-13 15:43:41

It's been a week since I first cheated. I have eaten carbs every day. I feel addicted once again. Every day I wake up and say I will sort it today. It never works!!

Does anyone have any tips on how to get back on track after getting addicted to sugar once again?

BlackAffronted Mon 17-Jun-13 07:39:54

Wish I knew because I am the same as you sad When Im fully into it, everything is fine. Since I fell off the wagon though, I cant manage more than a day or two.

1. have you got all the crap out of the house? (as much as you can - i know it can be tricky with family members, but maybe you could ask them to forgo the carby stuff for a few days while you get back on track?)

2. plan your ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE low carb meals for the next few days, breakfast, lunch and supper - you need meals you can look forward to and which make you feel satisfied and indulged, not mediocre ones which get rid of the hunger but don't stop you feeling deprived when the siren call of the carbs gets going

3. make sure you have low carb snacks available if you need them (you shouldn't physically need them, but as i'm sure you know, they can help you get through the carb cravings)

4. drink plenty of water (i'm sure you know the drill). helps you feel full apart from all the other benefits

5. don't try to do too much in terms of exercise while you're combating the carb cravings. if you want to exercise, do, but don't push yourself too hard (i did a 40-min exercise dvd followed by a 5k run the other day and nearly keeled over at the smell of dp making toast)

6. change your routine a bit if you can. habits (particularly the bastardy carby ones) are quickly formed, so change stuff about a bit

hopefully some of this helps!

maidofmuss Mon 17-Jun-13 08:59:46

Also how about starting a one-week mini thread for re-starters just to help each other through that first week of carb cravings? I found the first few days really difficult and it was so helpful reading posts from others experiencing carb 'flu at the same time (as long as you rejoin everyone on the main thread after!)

BlackAffronted Mon 17-Jun-13 10:40:42

Thanks Willie, you are always great with advice smile

Happymum22 Tue 18-Jun-13 22:22:06

I did two weeks being really strict and lost half a stone. I was loving low-carbing and feeling good. Then I went away for the weekend and it all went out the window. Eating out and low-carbing is so hard. I stayed with a relative- when I arrived she produced cake she had made especially, followed by meals out or her serving up a pasta bake each day.
I should have told her before but I forgot to then it was too rude once I was there.
Feeling rubbish, haven't weighed myself yet but I'm feeling fat and craving carbs.

Planning to start again tomorrow so will use those tips.

BIWI Tue 18-Jun-13 23:32:07

I would reiterate everything that Willie has said - but would emphasise particularly that you should plan your meals, and not just the main component but also your veg/salad too. And absolutely, make sure that they are delicious meals.

The other thing is to re-read your low carb books, or search for low carb blogs, and keep reading about this WOE and its benefits, to confirm why you're doing this as well as to inspire you and motivate you.

Ultimately, though, you just have to do it!

NellVarnish Tue 18-Jun-13 23:42:18

Oh I feel your pain OP, I am just the same. hmm

And hello Black! Fancy seeing you here. grin I am just rubbish at the mo, last two days and then start stuffing carbs in my gob.

It. Has. Got. To. Stop. But how??? <wails>

Willie and BIWI, thanks for advice once again - will try to get back on the wagon as only three weeks till I have to bare all not feckin likely.

BIWI Tue 18-Jun-13 23:44:12

Get them out of the house!

jenifairy84 Sat 29-Jun-13 12:24:17

when i feel hungry i drink a glass of water or do exercise or clean my house! lol its hard when you have little ones tho, we have 4 and they are always eating yummy food! xx

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