winstonw wrote:ColinOldnCranky wrote:Weigh myself every morning first thing and note how much over I am
Colin, I think monitoring your weight most mornings is a good idea (or maybe just a fav belt buckle).
In my experience, this is the advice given to elite athletes... i.e.
they have several bodyweight thresholds.
during competition, weight goal on arising might be 77-78 kg. If they weigh in over 78, they cut back on desserts, junk, eating out, or revert to a diet of a known Calorie intake. If they fall below 77, they are allowed extra starch or desserts.
Some scoff at daily weigh ins as obsessive, but it works well because it is like a guided missile.....more frequent regular feedback on whether on course results in smaller adjustments to dietary intake. This helps stop cravings and life stress from getting too strong a grip, and slipping into a destructive positive feedback loop.
(Daily weigh ins are about as obsessive as having three square meals a day instead of eating for hunger. Showering the same rtime each day, doing homework after tea, ringing mum every Sunday, etc etc. Habits and using regular triggers like time or gettin gout of bed are a successful way to not forget the things that need to be done. Preaching to the converted I expect. Seeing eye to eye with each other? That's a worry.