Me llamo David.... and that's about the extent of the Spanish that I know
I signed up to this forum a few years ago and in the middle of my diet, my mom passed away from lung cancer. Needless to say, my diet went to hell and I never came back to the site, until now. I am 34 yrs old, 5'9" and prob about 200ish pounds, need to get a scale!
I have been going to the gym for the past 6 months at least 4-5 days a week and know quite a bit about nutrition, maintenance/loss calories for my height, weight and age, can recite calorie counts for a lot of foods in regard to their portion size and what to do in the gym to get to where I want to be. I gained a lot of this info about 15 years ago when I lost 60 pounds due to diet and exercise. Lots of good knowlege... well, except for the food willpower part. It seems to be much, much harder to diet now then it did when I was 20-22. I am hopelessly addicted to meaty, cheesy and greasy foods and the more I work out the more my body craves them. I don't care at all for sweets, but I will devour a double cheeseburger in record time and be hungry 3 hours later. In the last 2 months or so I have really turned my eating habits around but still have bad days enough to ensure that I gain muscle at the gym, but still gain weight for the most part though in the last 2 weeks I've lost approx 5 lbs or so.
I am mainly on here to get tips from people who have absolutely ravenous cravings for bad foods. I know to drink lots of water. I bring carrots to snack on now to work, which brings me to another problem of mine... my work schedule. 4 days a week 12 hour shifts during graveyard. I have learned to only bring enough food for one night as if I bring any more I will devour it all without a second thought. I really want to get down to about 150-160 and put on some lean muscle mass.
Like I typed above, I basically know quite a bit about what
to do I just need help and advice on how
to control my almost uncontrollable cravings. I am about to chew my own arm off as I type this, lol.
Well. Hopefully this wall of text doesn't blind you and thanks for reading. Any quick, low cal snacks, advice whatever is welcome...