Also, giving yourself permission to eat what you really want to eat (with a bit of portion control) removes some of the power that food can have over you. Checking in with your stomach to find out what your body really needs is a very effective method for becoming more at ease with food. Thats a major premise in IOWL.
I am now working on getting out of my plateau. Contrary to popular method, I have skipped the occasional breakfast. I am trying the IF method. That is short for Intermittent Fasting. I'm not as hardcore as the Eades are as posted on their blog. Instead, I just skip breakfast. I have shifted my cardio to the evening on those days. I don't want to do cardio without fuel in my system. This incorporates a period of no food with unpredictable feed periods. Also, I'm still using a couple of days of my old style of calorie cycling, with eating
In a week it looks like this:
S Low calorie day (stop eating at 1 pm)
M Eat until 6 pm
T Start eating at noon. (this is where I vary from the Eades)
W Eat until 6 pm
T Start eating at noon.
F Eat until 6 pm
S High calorie day Normal calorie load, no fast at all. Low carb to avoid a problem
I have also shifted my workouts to accommodate my variation in calorie intake.
M am Jog, pm Yoga
T am yoga, pm Step
W am Jog, pm whole body strength
T am yoga, pm cycling (1 hour steady state)
F am Jog, pm Yoga
S am Step, pm Yoga