Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Thoughts on carb cravings

Hey all. Sorry for not posting more frequently. I just haven't had a whole lot to say. I've been eating pretty well lately, but I've been having some nasty sugar cravings lately. I've fought off most of them, but there have been a few times where I broke down. I'm not really sure where these are coming from, since 90% of the time I eat only healthy stuff (meat, fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and some milk and whole grains). So I'm not really causing myself to have the "sugar rollercoaster" like I used to, and all the fat I eat keeps me very satiated. It's almost like a drug craving. I used to smoke, and I've noticed that the sugar cravings are almost precisely the same feeling as the urge to smoke. My body and brain are still not free from their physical addiction to sugar. What probably needs to happen is for me to remove any refined carbohydrates from my diet, and increase my fibrous carb sources so that my body will get reacquainted with a lower carb way of life. I think the few times that I've given in are only serving to increase the cravings rather than to actually satiate them.

This weekend was great. I worked out on Saturday and Sunday, although Sunday was just playing basketball and handball with my buddy. My hands are pretty much healed up now from the damage I did last week, so I can do pull-ups again. I haven't had a chance to workout yet this week due to work, but I plan on getting a workout in tonight. 5x5 back squats for the win. I didn't get an accurate weigh-in this morning (I forgot to weigh myself before I ate breakfast) but I'm averaging about 197.5, so it's coming down slowly. I need to simply reign in my calories a tiny bit, and increase my activity a tiny bit, and I'll be fine.


Ripx180 said...

I am a sugar addict too. Love the stuff... Are you doing assisted pullups or the full deal yourself. I have been trying to add in pullups cause they are a great workout but have to use a weight band to give a little assistance. I can do a couple unassisted but then I am burnt so it allows me to get more reps. As you know diet is key so get that dialed. Glad to see your weight is heading in the direction you wanted it to..

Geoff said...

I do pull-ups unassisted. I can do about 11 in a row at most, then I have to start breaking them down into groups of 4 or 5. Getting the kipping motion down definitely helps.

Ripx180 said...

where you at man??? its been almost 2 weeks?