Aren’t the 40s exhausting enough? High stress careers. Teenagers (or younger children) in the house. Elderly parents. …and now hormones. Really, hormones? You couldn’t have waited until my retirement to get all wacky?
You’re doing everything “right”. You’re exercising a TON and you’re eating very little…but nothing. No weight loss. And, it doesn’t make any sense at all! Your fitbit is telling you that you’re burning more calories every day than you’re eating! How is this possible???
You know the feeling…you’re feeling pretty okay all day. Ya, maybe you’re not at 100%, but you’re a solid okay. And then, around 3 or 4 pm, your energy crashes. You’re suddenly foggy, tired, and have a bad case of the “I don’t wannas”.
Evening cravings feel SOOOOO emotional! Don’t they? It’s like the evening craving monster stays quiet all day long, carefully watching what you’re eating, taking note if it’s been a “good” day or not. …and then, once you sit down on the couch to relax, it starts making its demands.
You’ve exchanged your caramel macchiato and chocolate chip cookie for a matcha tea and an apple. You’re doing everything “right” and you’re eating so many veggies you feel almost rabbit-like. So…why don’t you feel great?