Warning: Weight Graphs, may want to skip if this is not your cup of tea.
Tools and personal belief system I use: I use a Paleo-ish, modified Auto-Immune Protocol, with a removal of binge foods for long term food sobriety. I believe I'm a food addict in recovery. I deserve to use weight management tools, as needed along the way. I do not feel like myself when I have obesity, and I feel like the person who I was meant to be in body and mind when I don't have obesity.
Step 0: Read this article first
Weight re-gain- when to panic : Article from Barbara Berkeley, MD.
Step 1: What works for me:
My favorite quote from the article:" Your body is a balancer, not a static instrument"
1.a My own example: Pivot = normal variations
1.b I don't panic over pivots, they are cool and welcomed, my new normal. No action required.
1.c. I do take actions over trends or pivots or ascents over several weeks or months
1.d. Less panic, more actions and experiments. Good root causes
1.e A good dose of Self-efficacy is required.
1.f Understanding triggers in my binge brain is REQUIRED as part of this effort. Opting out of the SAD!
1.g I have to manage magic thinking, slippery slope thinking, and get support, too.
1.h It's not just about the food, but for me it starts with food!
My own example:
|Weight Pivoting in long term maintenance- totally normal, Love it!|
Step 2: What doesn't work for me, what hasn't worked for me in the past:
2.a Scale avoidance in "Hopes, wishes and magic thinking" I can not look and get back to maintaining or my maintenance range.
2.b Panic instead of action. It's called weight management because it takes action.
2.c Trying to "Count WW points harder, while moderating binge foods"
2.d Panic, self hate
2.e I thought others had the answer and I was less than because people could moderate junk food
2.f I did not understand the brain chemistry involved in trigger foods. I OPTED into the SAD.
2.g I did not realize that other people abstained from sugars and grains and did well.
2.h I didn't realize how much the processed food really effected by well being.
I found my old weight graphs at Livestrong
Here's an example of both corksrew AND rapid ascent in weight gain: 2008-2011 I was headed for health problems.
|Example of weight gain: corkscrew AND rapid ascent weight GAIN|
Okay, lets hear it from my readers, do you use weight graphs or clothing or measurements or just "how you feel" to reverse gains? Any personal stories to share after reading the article?
Throwing out all my Standard American Diet food has been life changing. Here's to Pivoting into what you need to do. Weight Management requires life long actions- in my opinion.