So today it has been rough with food. I am definitely eating emotionally. My job is up in the air....and I'm under-employed as it is. Next week my favorite kid leaves the program I run so there is no telling if I'll ever see her again and I worry for her. I haven't had a brownie since October and I am craving one like my life depends on it! I haven't been doing well making sure I eat at least 3 meals and 2 snacks a day so that certainly hasn't helped matters at all. I basically binge eat when I get home as that has been the only meal I've consumed for the day.
I went to Costco on Monday to grocery shop and saw that they finally had Jorge's book in stock. I flipped through it and decided not to buy it. After the 13 weeks and the videos and discussion on the boards, I don't think I need it. I have to admit, I have mixed feelings about Jorge and his "cure". I've been doing a lot of research about him and his anti-sugar predecessors. I understand the basics of Jorge's plan (tho' he never really explained the science or foundation for the 15/6 ratio during the online coaching experience) and use that in addition to monitoring fiber and yes, the meals of the Flat Belly Diet. When I am actually eating properly, I graze all day. Morning starts out with a leisurely cup of coffee or two and then around 11am I eat Uncle Sams cereal. Then for lunch at around 130-230pm I have a wrap or two with tuna and spinach, eggs and cheese, chicken and spinach and then around 5pm I eat a snack of nuts, olives or cheese. At 7 or 730pm I eat dinner....protein and veggie and a glass of wine.
I really need to make it a priority to eat. I have gone from 161.6 pounds (Oct. 19, 2009) to maintaining 148 for the last month. If I ate regularly it would probably start going down again and if I added some exercise it would definitely go down.
I have not prepared well for the day when my brownie craving would return. The Green & Black's chocolate is great but doesn't do a great job substituting as a brownie. I have researched some Stevia cookbooks and plan to purchase two. I think since some of my fellow BFCers are blogging about recipes I'll join the bandwagon (and honor Julie & Julia) and blog about recipes from the Stevia cookbooks.