I was wondering if you had any advice on initiating change for someone wanting to change but who is currently very stuck.
I want to change, to be healthy, but ... change seems overwhelming. Even with small incremental changes.
I have a history of going from one extreme to the next.
When I was younger I was told I was fat so severely limited my food intake. I was then told I was too skinny.
When I was a little older I severely over-trained (8+ hours 6-7 days a week). I actually thought a RHR of 24 bpm meant I was fit. I just saw the term reverse metabolism the other day. I ended up having an asthma attack with a peak flow of 120 and a hr over 250.
Do we get brain shrinkage (and lower IQ's) from not eating (much)?
Last year I had surgery and dropped 9 kg in five days (prior to the surgery). I even went for a 40 minute run the day of surgery (to help reduce anxiety). All I ended up achieving was severe dehydration. It then took ages to wake up post-operatively plus I got an infection which required over three weeks of district nursing care.
I don't really understand how after 1 c of cornflakes with milk and 2 c tea (over a 22 hr period) I end up with a blood sugar of 6.4. Is that low/ high post-surgery? Someone said it sounded like a huge metabolic strain??
I'm tired of abusing my body especially when I'm so desperate to be healthy.
How can I vary my food intake (without eating the same meal day in and day out) and still feel in control?
Do you think a meal plan would provide that structure?
Things have gotten so far out of control I don't even know where to start to turn this mess around. The desire is there but everything else seems to be lacking mainly due to feeling burnt out.
Any ideas, advice, hard words?? I don't even understand this anymore. Even may GP says his 3 and 6 year old can do this (eat healthily, etc).