My sister-in-law Anna and I are doing this diet together. This is what we did about 2 years ago, before her wedding to my brother. We've both tried dieting separately since, with no luck. Perhaps we are the Dieting Wonder Twins, and must combine our powers in order to use them?
Last night I emailed her and said that my day had gone almost TOO well, and she emailed back that hers had gone the same.
What is WITH us? Do you think we will PAY and PAY BIG later for our easy start? Last time we did this, I spent the first three days in an almost-psychosis, scribbling tearfully in my journal and feeling like I couldn't go on. This time, my mind would wander to something yummy and I would say to myself dismissively, "Stop thinking about food," and I would obey.
Today is going well again. I saw my tummy while getting dressed, and I thought briskly, "No need to worry---I'm doing something about it" instead of my former thoughts which were more like "OMG MUST DO SOMETHING!!! WHY AM NOT DOING SOMETHING??? WHY IN FACT HEADING FOR COOKIES TO SOOTHE TROUBLED EYES???"
What are your feelings about BREAKFAST? Do you think that skipping it means (1) you're not burning any calories yet, and (2) that you'll have harder-to-control hunger attacks later on? Or do you think that eating it when you're not hungry is (1) a waste of calories that would be better used later on, and (2) starting up the tummy's demands too early in the day?
I lean more toward the latter, but I worry about the former. I also lean toward thinking that people's bodies are different on this as on every other food/eating/dieting/exercise issue, and so what is ABSOLUTELY TRUE for one person might not be true for another.
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