Posted: 16/08/2016 at 12:22
Yep I find boredom/habit is a real issue! That said, what I found worked best for me is to ask myself if I'm actually hungry or not. 90% of the time, when I've fancied something sweet, I've not actually been hungry. I try to keep some biltong in my desk drawer, or bring in bits of cheese, nuts, full fat yoghurt etc. so if I do actually feel hungry I can eat that instead.
Focussing on hunger has been a bit of a light-bulb moment for me; made me realise how little of my eating was actually based on being hungry! Eating at specific times (i.e. 12 noon therefore must be time to eat lunch) is also something I'm trying to avoid. So i'll eat my lunch later on when I'm hungry. Doing all that definitely helped me with cravings I have to say.
That sounds like a plan. I'll ask myself if I'm actually hungry, which I'm not most of the time. I just instinctively reach for a biscuit etc. I like the idea of not eating lunch at 12pm too and only eating it when you're hungry. Will see if this works.
On another note (and sharing the pain) I had the worse ride ever this morning. It was fasted but I didn't feel hungry. Just had absolutely nothing in my legs. Which I'm taking to be a good thing. Adaptation can take a good month usually ( I'm 15 days into Whole 30) so half way there.
Crumbs it was awful. (shakes head)
Kind of laughing at the no legs HC, but at least you're halfway there. I can have a good excuse now for being totally 5hite . The main reason I want to try this low carb way, is to improve my training and times.