Thursday, May 29, 2014
OK so I've been struggling with my weight for....well decades really at this point....maybe only one decade but still........
My Chiropractor suggested a liver/gall bladder cleanse regimen to give them a break from all the fast and processed food I eat and jump start a healthier me. This was a few weeks after her strong recommendation to add fish oil to my diet daily, which I did and in TWO DAYS my mood was better. I kid you not, TWO DAYS!! So I had a high degree of confidence in her cleanse recommendation and I was ready!
So we ordered the cleanse, which was much easier than I anticipated. I could eat lunch and dinner (veggies and lean protein) and had a drink mix for breakfast and snack along with a packet of herbal remedies three times per day. I was not hungry and my guts didn't cramp or become angry as I had wrongly anticipated. I felt really good and since I was drinking the shake at breakfast, actually began to start my day with some nutrition on board. See I usually have 4 cups of coffee for breakfast (oh yea, no coffee on the cleanse, that was my most difficult thing to abstain from for a measly 10 days!).
The cleanse also forced me to bring my lunch to work as well as prepare my own dinners in order to stay within the cleanse protocol. This was a change for this fast food queen, but one I enjoyed as all the fresh spring greens and vegetables are abundant and I enjoyed (and still do) very healthy and delicious salads.
I also committed to logging all of my food during this process so I could see where my calories were coming in at and just to add this commitment too.
So I've completed the cleanse and have continued to eat the same way. It's now been three weeks and I FEEL SO GOOD!!! I've lost 10#, am eating regularly throughout the day, have ditched all processed and fast food, am preparing my own meals and love everything I eat.
I just spent some time on my daily feedback reports and see how easy it really is to stay within my daily calorie range. Heck, I use to eat a days worth of calories at lunch and sometimes dinner too! It's easy to do with fast food. Actually my habit was to not eat all day and at 4 be ravishingly hungry and just power eat all night, feel stuffed and bloated and in a food coma.
So what do you know, you cut out fast and processed food, eat breakfast lunch and dinner with a few healthy snacks if you desire and lose weight and feel terrific!! It's like I'm on autopilot now! I still loath cleaning up the kitchen but it's a price worth paying.
Imagine what will happen when I hit they gym again.....wait for that post!