Wednesday, May 29, 2013
I just wanted to take a moment to share some of the nutritional changes I have made in this journey. Actually, it is an assignment from Spark Coach and a good one. The most important change has really been portion control if I am honest about it. Kind of embarassing really. I would eat supersized meals and especially as we get older our bodies just don't need that much food. So where does it go? My body stored it as fat right quick and in a hurry. The last thing that I want. I would kid myself and say that these foods were healthy foods so I could have as much as I want. The scale doesn't lie and neither does the mirror. At any rate that is first on the list, and I now weigh and measure every bite. It's been a serious and necessary adjustment.
I confess I struggle to get fiber into my diet as I am gluten intolerant. So each day I have begun to be sure to include high fiber foods when making the substitutes for wheat and gluten bearing products in my food tracker. I follow the food tracker to the letter with these gluten free substitutes and I'm doing well with this eating plan and feeling better to boot.
Thank God I don't have sugar cravings or I would really be in a pickle. It was bad enough to crave the salty items like chips and the pasta -- don't even let me go there! Those are my comfort foods. Add a little stress and there I would go, but no more! I now have a piece of fruit for a healthy snack and that does the trick.
Lastly, the water! Our well water is healthy but doesn't really taste very good. My husband likes it fine -- but for me -- not so much! So to get my water in I have been doing flavored water putting in Lipton peach tea. I think this is okay, if not, someone please let me know because the calories are negligible and I really enjoy it!
Well, that's a wrap on the dietary changes and I confess I am feeling so much better and my energy level is definitely up! Hope this finds you all having a healthy day and God bless!