Saturday, August 27, 2011
Try as I might, I just can't do it!!!
I am reading Tosca Reno's, "Eating Clean Diet, Recharged!" She talks about eating oatmeal every morning as part of her routine. I have tried my whole life to 'like' oatmeal. I just can't do it. The consistency absolutely makes me gag. I try at least once a year, and think, "I can get over this!" And I take a couple of bites, my stomach starts to turn, my gag reflex starts kicking in... can't do it.
So now, I have this whole container of old fashioned oats. What do I do with them? Does anyone have any good eating clean ideas? I really want to incorporate the oats into my diet, but I really can't eat them the old fashioned way. I have added raisins and other fruits and the consistency makes me sick. I am sitting here after having just attempted yet again to eat a bowl of oatmeal, and my stomach is in knots. UGH! How can I incorporate the oats into my diet, without making oatmeal? Help!
Other than that, I am absolutely loving this book. It has really opened my eyes to a bunch of different things. I have always understood the general eating clean concept, but never really got into depth with it. I have been eating clean for two days now, and already I can feel a change. I don't feel bloated or tired or even hungry. Good wholesome foods really make such a difference in how you feel. It make me wonder how companies like Weight Watchers can give you this point system, and then tell you to eat whatever, as long as you stay within your point range. Granted, they do have healthy guidelines, but it is so hard for so many people to stay on track when they are tempted with anything they want. I don't get the concept. I did WW before, and always stuck to the Core plan, which was following JUST the healthy guidelines alone, and some extra points for extra treats during the week. I did well on it, but couldn't see the point in paying for the meetings when I have all the support I need right here. I don't know, maybe I'm just weird! But, like I said, I am enjoying this new lifestyle, and I am praying that I can stick with it. It is going to be tough for a while, but if I keep my will power going, and motivation, I think I can do it. Wish me luck!!!