anonymous asked:

Hi!I came here because my weight loss is feeling really hard for the first time. I honestly think it's the change in the season- the fresh foods of summer no longer appeal to me and i'm craving hearty carbs. I'm confident that my mentality of doing this for health not just to look great will keep me in check somewhat, but that doesn't mean I don't dream of bad foods and give in to them once or twice a week :( I'd love to lose 12lbs in the next 8 weeks till christmas, any tips? thanks so much! :)

Tip #1: Don’t put a number or time limit on your weight loss! Sure, it’s good to have goals, but making it that detailed can put too much pressure on you. Remember that this is a lifestyle change and there’s no rush. 

We are human and it’s ok to eat something not so healthy once in a while. The other night I ate so much bread and sweets and don’t even want to hop on the scale. But it happened, there’s nothing I can do, I enjoyed myself in the moment, and I’m back on track. Don’t give up, because that’s not going to solve anything. 

Yes, The Change In Seasons Really Does Affect Your Mood

The Huffington Post writes:

The leaves are starting to change, the days are getting shorter, the temperatures are dropping and the pumpkin spice euphoria of early September is starting to wear off.

If you find yourself feeling a little less cheerful than you were during spring’s transformation into summer, rest assured it’s not your imagination: There is a science-backed reason you’re more likely to feel down in the cooler months.

“It’s real,” Kathryn A. Roecklein, an associate professor in the department of psychology at University of Pittsburgh, told The Huffington Post.

The changes don’t necessarily affect everyone the same way, Roecklein added. But seasonal mood shifts often include less energy, feeling less social, losing interest in favorite activities, having cravings for carbs and changes in sleep ― either having trouble sleeping or wanting to sleep more than usual.

Scientists know there are a lot of biological and physiological reasons our moods tend to change with the season, Roecklein said. But a big factor in those seasonal mood swings is light.

“The scientific evidence says that length of day, which is shorter in the winter and longest in the summer, is the main seasonal variable that affects mood,” she said.

And since those sunsets are well on their way to getting earlier and earlier as soon as fall begins, it’s not unusual if you start to feel those mood shifts around the same time.

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Sweet Cravings...

Okay, I see posts from people suggesting that to curb your sweet cravings that you eat JUST ONE of something (like a piece of candy). If I could eat JUST ONE of something sweet, I wouldn’t have weighed 352 pounds!!! I WISH I could eat ONE of something and be satisfied, but eating ONE only makes me NEED (NOT WANT, NEED!!) to eat more!

If you have never experienced the absolute, undeniable NEED for sweets/carbs, you have NO fucking idea how ill-placed that advice is! For someone like me, eating ONE piece of candy, or ONE cookie, or ONE of anything sweet or carb-laden is as impossible as a life-long drug addict taking one hit of Meth or Crack and walking away from it.


My advice to people who have constant, uncontrollable carb/sugar cravings which cause you to eat the whole box of cookies, the whole dozen donuts, the whole bag of candy, the whole half-gallon of ice cream is to do what alcoholics and drug addicts do: GO COLD TURKEY.

Your body (not your mind!) is addicted to sugar. There are plenty of articles and books about this out there about this. IT IS REAL. If you have never experienced it, you might not believe it, but I am here to tell you, IT IS FUCKING REAL.

It’s not a character flaw. It’s not a mental defect. And it’s not you ‘swallowing your emotions’ (give me a fucking break!). It is a physical craving caused by hormones (mainly insulin) in your body!

If you are addicted to carbs/sugar, you need to try a ketogenic/low-carb lifestyle. It won’t be easy, especially at first as you go into withdrawals, but it will be worth it! Once your body adjusts and you get your insulin and blood-sugar under control and you begin fueling your body with ketones (from fat stores) rather than from glycogen, you WILL BE FREE OF CRAVINGS! FREE! FREE! FUCKING FREE! You won’t be consumed with thoughts of where you’ll get your next fix. You won’t be controlled by food any longer. You will be free!

Try it! What do you have to lose but your addictive behavior, unhealthy insulin and blood-sugar levels, lethargy, and perhaps some weight?


-  vanillia coconut cookies  -

30 CALORIES per cookie -and they are biiig! 


  • 24g coconut flour (80 calories)
  • 2 egg whites (37 calories)
  • a few drops vanillia (3 calories)
  • 1 tbsp water
  • stevia 

Mix it all together and form 4 cookies.

Bake until the crust gets golden brown and your kitchen starts smelling like heaven!