You're doing a lot of positive things James. I've tried to cut out sugar, but I still put honey on my yoghurt and yoghurt with blueberries and walnuts is one of my staples. I eat it almost everyday and I wish I could not eat after 6pm. I suspect the reason I'm not losing weight is the result of eating at night. The problem is I can't get to sleep on an empty stomache and I also take trazadone and trazadone seems to stimulate my appetite. Knowing this, I try to eat super healthy things at night, rather than unhealthy food.
Sugar is a difficult thing to cut down on - more difficult than you think. Its crammed into so much of our food and drink today. You find yourself craving it without even realising it!
Before my diet i'd drink on average 4 cans of Cola a day, as well as daily cereal i thought was good for my yet was actually stuffed with hidden sugar. Then there were a couple of bars of chocolate a day.
Only when seriously sitting down and researching how much sugar was actually in everything (which occasionally manufacturers try to fudge on the packaging) did i realise just how much i was consuming.
Now, i strictly limit myself to 1 tin of Cola daily, no chocolate except every 2nd or 3rd day (limited to 1 bar), and i've cut out the sugary cereal entirely.
Sometimes i crave more chocolate, so i have to remind myself that losing the weight is really worth it. Often i'd snack in the evenings ( i now eat nothing at all after 7pm at the latest).
Like you, i often go to bed on an empty stomach these days and i'm not a fan of the feeling!
This week has been rather rough on me, so i admit i've been snacking on chocolate just a bit too much. I don't expect any weight loss this week. Thats okay, i'm not going to beat myself up over it otherwise the tendency is to become discouraged and gorge on something otherwise.
There's always next week. As long as i haven't gained anything i'm content.