How I lost a kg on Cadbury Creme Egg Chocolate
I started the week with great intentions. After a few lovely weekends away, it’s time to rein it in, get a little less wobbly.
Don’t get me wrong, I definitely enjoy the good things in life and don’t feel guilty whatsoever – but if we’re not honest with ourselves then we can’t really progress.
I recently had a discussion with a new online VIP client who told me after keeping her food diary for a week, she realised that she actually eats hot chips far too often, like several times a week – “But I really LOVE them”, and I sympathise with her. Hot chips are designed to be delicious! Did I tell her to stop altogether? No, she’s still including them in moderation in her week properly portioned. All I asked is that she continues to be honest with HERSELF.
Speaking of honesty – confession time: every year at this time, I can’t help myself, I am just attracted to those bloody Cadbury creme eggs like a moth to a flame.
I know they’re wrong on so many levels…. but they’re so good!
And when they ask if you’d like to get 3 for $5 at the servo, can’t turn that down what a deal. I’ll definitely only have one and save the rest for later. No chance.
Then I saw they now do an entire BLOCK. Omg that must be worth 1200 calories I thought as I imagined eating it…..
Then I was stood at Coles on Monday night and there it was in front of me. No, do it next week I thought – not this week, stay on track. Evil me: Oh, but what if they’re gone by next week, you’ll miss out! Just get one, have 2 rows and then save the rest. :-/
Well it happened. There was no denying it. Entire block gone. I’ll understand if you unfollow me, it’s pretty atrocious.
So what did I do? I did what I always tell my clients to do – I took ownership of it, adjusted the rest of my week to account for it, and got right back on with it.
And a funny thing happened. I lost a kg this week. No harm done, still making progress (as long as I keep it up obvs.)
Side note: I learnt this week that to gain a kg of actual fat, you need to consume 7,700 calories above your energy requirements – food for thought when you consider weekend fluctuations! Have you ever felt let down by the scales? Do you know if it was definitely fat? By the same token, you need to allow time for actual fat loss to occur. 🙂
I have never had a more healthy relationship with food than being fully in control of my choices. This is my ultimate aim for every person I work with, because it really is so empowering!
Do you have a tendency to give up when you go off track? Or do you like to be flexible with your diet? I’d love to hear from you!