It appears your trouble is not "tracking". Your problem is preventing your hand from putting bad food into your oral cavity. Everyone with a weight problem has difficulty controlling that "impulse". Myself, included...
My solution? Don't try to control it. I eat 80% fresh, whole foods then chase them with a few chips, a few cookies, a little pasta and, occasionally, mashed potatoes. According to the latest studies, seven servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Not seven servings of white starches, donuts, snickers and dollar meals from Del Taco. You eat seven servings of fruits and vegetables/day, walk 45 minutes, daily, (take the kids and dog with you) and make sleep the most important thing in your life, for now, you will lose weight and reduce your A1C, guaranteed (assuming you're Type 2, not, T1). I can't make it any simpler than that. View Thread
Congratulations on trying to lose weight the "right way". The "right way" has numerous benefits, weight loss being just one.
For example, plenty of rest and an active lifestyle promote relaxation and emotional balance, two of the best things you can do to reduce stress and anxiety. Obsessing about lack of weight loss runs counter-current to the "right way" in almost every way!
In many respects, the problem of insomnia is very similar to weight loss (and, significantly contributes to uncontrolled weight gain and other serious lifestyle diseases). Everyone knows someone who has difficulties sleeping. These people are, usually, in very bad shape. One of the contributing causes for insomnia is developing a fear and anxiety of going to sleep. Insomniacs dread bedtime. They obsess over their need for sleep. They know their bodies are being methodically destroyed by lack of sleep. And, it's this type of thinking, the obsessing, that drives them to sleeping pill addiction. How do you explain to someone who can't sleep that the best treatment is to "focus on the process" and stopobsessing about sleep? You don't!...You can't! Some things people just have to learn for themselves. View Thread
Do you notice how the vast majority of discussions on diet boards center on food? Proper food is critical, I agree, so you need to make good decisions, every time. But, food, alone, won't do the job. You need to integrate movement into your day. Movement. Not "exercise". Movement.
Every weight loss story that lasted, involved a significant increase in metabolism. This is why food is only half the equation. Sitting kills, everybody!
You believe what's real and true. You cap your capabilities and expectations based on what you believe. There is always hope provided your willing to open your mind...no matter what your age. If you have 90 minutes, some day, maybe you can learn something new about what you can and cannot do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDhXJGZJJd4View Thread
There are three types of people who visit this board. People looking to make money. People with real problems in need of real solutions. And, people with answers trying to help. Hi activity (aka, exercise) and fueling through fats breaks the Hi carb/Hi sugar energy pathway that makes hunger a constant companion.
Best case, sugar substitutes like aspartame, do nothing but make you more hungry. Worst case? (http://www.neontommy.com/news/2013/05/health-risks-exist-artificial-sweeteners)
Man, I was counting on 100% control...but, Good Luck, Niki, just the same.
PS: Metabolically speaking, your body only requires more movement and physical exertion throughout the day to heal, itself, and burn off excess fat stores. It's only the weak minded that feel compelled to attach a word to that: "exercise". There are countless ways and, therefore, infinite "opportunities" to satisfy the requirement to move more. Successful people tend to think outside the box. In other words, ice and snow are "opportunities" to smart people. Same, applies to dirty toilets and microwaves.View Thread