|Dill salad... I just love it! Dill! More dill!|
I've been working on my waistline for a while with almost no results. Over the holidays I put some extra three pounds and they all perfectly settled on my waist. It took me three weeks to get back to my pre-holiday weight. But that "doughnut" belt is still there. I eat clean, I exercise, I control my portion.
So what is it?
Why is that stubborn "doughnut" not melting down?
After referring to my fitness "advisor" Oxygen, I decided to change my cardio routine and drop sugars.
I've heard of benefits of high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) and decided to incorporate it in my workout for next eight weeks.
I follow the recommended frequency ratio 1:3 (30 seconds of sprint followed by 90 seconds recovery jog). And my goal is to be able to repeat this cycle 8 times. So far I can complete 4 cycles at this ratio.
Another advise from the Oxygen was to drop sugar intake to only sugars that naturally exist in fruits and vegetables. I signed myself for one sugarless week. Even though I don't have a "sweet tooth", it is more challenging because sugar is everywhere!!!!!!!
Oh well, it's already Wednesday, and I am OK so far. I just need not to think about any dried fruits, a jam with my afternoon tea or a chocolate for a few more days.
|Fresh fruit "torte"|
Here's how I deal with cravings: I make a fruit plate with walnuts and sprinkle it with some cinnamon.
And Dill salad is my new "chocolate"... :)
Fresh apples with walnuts and cinnamon is my new favorite snack.
Do you have any cravings? How do you deal or "dill" with it?
Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian