I am in Week 5 now of SLD. I am at a plateau -- cannot seem to get below 138 and it's frustrating!
I've noticed that I eat one meal a day -- lunchtime most days -- and that's about it. Some evenings I'll come home from a late class and snack, but I'm quite sure that at those times, I'm eating because I'm avoiding something else -- like studying or taking care of other responsibilities. Without hunger, it's easier to identify when I am doing "emotional eating." And without hunger, I am allowing myself to indulge in things like a piece of chocolate cake or a few slices of toast, foods I used to avoid because I was unable to eat them in controlled amounts -- I'd just binge on such carb-laden foods.
One thing I'm annoyed with is the plaque I can actually feel sitting on my teeth from the sugar water. So, I am going to start chewing some Trident as soon as the hour is up, since brushing my teeth during class or work isn't an option, and more (plain) water to rinse the teeth would just be too much for the system!
The supermarket remains mysterious. It's become like Cirque-de-Soleil in there! I have trouble filling up my cart, but of course this is a very welcome change.
Does anyone have suggestions about how to get over (or, rather, Under) the plateau weight I've seem to hit? Should I be doing more Cardio perhaps?
Thanks for any advice and good luck to everyone!