Round 01/ – Day 11/21
Shift Shop – Strength: 35 + Core work
Yesterday our Shift Shop creator and trainer Chris Downing asked those who were starting to slide as we were halfway through this round a BIG question. Some challengers have been seeing a few rough moments with the nutrition plan. The nutrition plan that in my opinion gets people off carb and sugar addictions. And I do mean addictions. I was ahead of this stage of the game a while ago, eliminating carbs that are unhealthy while keeping the healthy ones. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a struggle.And that doesn’t mean I don’t occasionally indulge. But that was AFTER I got beyond the addiction craving point. Honestly it took me a few months before I could eat pasta in the afternoon and not be craving donuts by dinner time.
When you grow up eating a lot of starchy carbs such as sugars, breads, and pastas especially; you get kinda addicted to them, some people more than others. These foods can also pack on weight. Runners who run 10 or 20 miles can easily burn off a big plate of pasta but if you sit at a desk most of the time, pasta will burn slowwwwww and make you super tired. And you’ll pack on the pounds.
Think about how us American’s eat. We eat lots of sandwiches, lots of bagels in the morning and then pasta at night with a side of bread. These foods all spike your energy level and if not burned by running 10 or 20 miles, will suddenly see your energy level fall and you’ll get sluggish and sleepy. If I eat a bagel in the morning, by mid-morning my energy level falls dramatically and I seriously need a nap. Ever see one of those memes with buns stuck on a persons buns? That’s because sugars and super starchy carbs easily pack on pounds more so than say getting your carbs from more low glycemic foods like veggies.
So some challengers have been having a hard time with their cravings for these kinds of carbs. But these kinds of carbs are one of the things that keep people from losing weight and KEEPING weight off. And the point of this nutrition plan is to help us form new healthy eating habits.
When are you gonna be tired?
💠 Tired Of Not Being Happy
💠 Tired Of Being Overweight
💠 Tired Of Not Living The Life You Were Created To Live
Are you addicted?
Do you find yourself craving donuts, pastry, ice cream, even when you’re not hungry?
And once you get that fix, you indulge heavily? Ever see anyone cut a donut into fourths and only eat a quarter of it? There’s a reason for that
✖️ You can even get emotional about it…
You get angry, or hangry if you don’t get it or have it for a while? Hmmm I think there was even a candy bar commercial about being hangry, wonder why lol.
✖️ I. Just. Can’t. Stop. ….
You open that bag of chips, you can never just “eat one” now can you?
✖️ You’ll Eat Better Later….
When confronted with your craving, your mind goes into bargaining mode. Oh I’ll get back on track, tomorrow…. (This is a HUGE one for me)
✖️ Can’t Focus…
Some people are so addicted they even lose their attention span until they get their craving filled. And then have almost a euphoric high when they eat whatever it is. Yep, that’s addiction.
✖️ Portions grow over time….
So you try those new oreo’s that just hit the shelves. You eat one or two. Later you have 3, maybe 4 and before you know it you’ve eaten half of the container. Mmmmhm.
✖️ You Feel Withdrawal Symptoms When You Cut Back/Cut Refined Carbs Out…
And this is where some of the challengers are now. They want their refined carbs back. They’re getting moody and cranky. Well friends, it’s time to push through it! I promise you will get out alive, more alive than ever because you won’t be hooked on the stuff that’s packing on many of your pounds!
To make change, we have to make changes. To make permanent change, the changes have to be permanent. It’s that simple. We all need a little dose of constructive criticism from time to time 😉And I know I’m tired. Are you?
The SYSOF Shift