You’ve made some poor eating choices, perhaps lifestyle changes, hormonal changes, or vacation. Whatever the reason, your body has decided that it likes this higher weight, and you don’t! Perhaps you have tried to shed a few pounds by more exercise or smaller portions and it’s just not working. This is where calorie confusion or calorie shifting may help you; it is a major switch up from your normal eating pattern.
Every day, drink a lot of water or lemon water, (which will keep your liver detoxed), get a full 8 hours of sleep, and keep a food journal. Always eat to hunger; don’t force yourself to eat.
Calorie confusion works by breaking a plateau. Similar to plateaus in exercise, we experience the same in our diets when the body gets used to the same daily food choices. Mix it up and your body will respond. Listen to your body and try new foods and new things you have not done before. This will shock your system into a response. Always remember to make little choices everyday that will help you achieve ultimate health.
The order in which you do these days is not of major importance; just don’t do two of the same in succession.
The following are suggestions which can be used in a rotating schedule:
HIGH PROTEIN, LIGHT VEGGIES, NO FRUIT DAY – Protein, protein, protein and water water water along with low calorie drinks like coffee and tea. Eat lettuce or spinach, tuna or chicken salad, hard boiled eggs, eggs of any style, high protein. Avoid fruits and starchy vegetables. Avoid dairy (creams and cheeses). Other protein ideas are: Beef, Steak, Hamburger, Prime Rib, Filet Mignon, Roast Beef, Chicken, Duck, Any Fish, Tuna, Salmon, Trout, Halibut, Lamb, Eggs, Shrimp, Crab, Lobster. Use healthy fats – Butter and coconut oil, olive oil.
HIGH VEGGIES, PROTEIN SHAKES, NO FRUIT DAY – Veggies all day with protein shakes. Still drink tons of water. Avoid regular milk – use almond milk or coconut milk in shakes.
HIGH FRUIT, PROTEIN SHAKE DAY – Fruits and protein shakes as needed all day.
Again, there is no particular order for these days. This is a guideline or a suggested rotation. If you have a lot of fruit that is ripe and ready to spoil, start with that! If you have lots of protein just waiting to be eaten, start there. It is truly just a change up to trick your body into releasing the weight.
Have fun with it! Switch things up and watch the scale move.