Food Cravings and Weight Gain #KnockOutTheFat

I gained weight this past week. At one point early in the week my scale said I was down to 185.6 which was more than a pound lost. Then came the weekend and I was craving sweets and other unhealthy foods. I had some birthday cake for my son’s birthday on Saturday and then Sunday I caved and had 3/4 of a chocolate bar and pizza. I went on a two mile walk pushing a double stroller around and hoping that those calories burned equaled the calories I had consumed. They didn’t. I now weigh 188.6 which is a 1.8 pound weight gain and brings my BMI to 30.4. I am happy that I am still under the weight I was two weeks ago but would have liked to see the scale show a lower weight than it did last week.

My goal for this week is to take the boys on a long walk at least 5 times. Food wise I need to find less calorie filled ways of enjoying the foods I’m craving. I think instead of the candy bar I should have had a chocolate fat free pudding. That would have been the better choice. What other foods have you found to substitute for unhealthier options? I’d love to hear them!

(Disclosure: I am part of the George Foreman Knock Out The Fat Weight Loss Challenge. I am being compensated for participating in this 90-day challenge but all thoughts are my own.)


  1. Sorry about the weight gain. Looks like you recognize the problem and are wanting to find ways to fix it. When I start craving stuff, I brush my teeth or chew on some gum. That sweet taste of the gum helps with my sweet tooth. Plus chocolate never tastes the same with clean teeth. What about a healthier option for pizza. Good luck!

  2. Have you considered making your own pizza? Maybe you already do! I’ve found that when we make it ourselves, we can go with healthier options and we know just what’s going into our food. Good luck with next week! I’m so envious that you’re part of the Foreman Challenge.

  3. Those pesky cravings.

    I wonder if melting a little piece of chocolate and dipping fruit into it would help the craving. Surely it would lower the calorie intake and you would feel full quicker, plus you’d get the little taste of chocolate you are craving. We need our resident expert to weigh in here. I have such a sweet tooth when it comes to chocolate too.

  4. It is good you know why you slipped this week. I know I can’t say no to cake so I just have to do more … I have spent awhile not doing more and it doesn’t help the butt for sure. My chocolate trick is to have small little piece of chocolate like the Dove chocolates and limit yourself to one. It is a nice treat but you get on with whatever else you have to do without eating a whole chocolate bar! Keep up the walking this week!

  5. You know, we all have those weeks. Don’t be too down on yourself. Success is not measured by the numbers we post each week, but by the continued good choices and pattern we make. Next week you can get the scale moving back down and sounds like you have an idea how to do that. Tonight will be a great night to ask Alysa more questions and hear other ideas.

    As for healthier options. I love pizza! So, I make the crust myself with some whole wheat flour and even have some cheese-less options and one with a white bean sauce to bump up my protein and fiber. Little changes add up to big results. Have a great week!

  6. Cravings are tough to overcome. I usually try yogurt with some granola, because it gives me the crunch that I need. If you can wait out the cravings they will pass, but it’s not easy. Have a great week and I hope it’s craving free.

  7. I still allow myself a piece of quality dark chocolate when those cravings creep in. But if I’m craving other sweets, I remind myself to reach for a piece of fruit instead. That makes for a good sweet treat! Hang in there!

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