Thursday, September 01, 2011
Or rather, not losing weight sucks.
I had a quinoa dish for dinner last night--it was carb-heavy (beans and corn and quinoa) but healthy...or so I thought. I'm up almost 2lbs today! WTF? I even had a really good Zumba class last night (one of the hardest ever--I know I burned a lot of calories).
Yeah...even when I stay within my calories, if I eat ANY grains (or most dairy) I gain. I know that everyone has different foods that trigger weight gain, but it is very frustrating when basically all I can eat is meat and some veg and fruit--and I still feel guilty about the meat. To top it off, it's not like we can afford "good" meat, so I have the added guilt of eating the meat of sad, abused animals.
The thing is...it's not that I don't like fruit and veg and meat...I love the way I feel physically--I love not waking up with stomach-ache (like I did this morning), or having excess wind, or getting bloat from a single meal... But it is easy to slip into old habits. It is easy to think "quinoa is healthy, I should eat some of that" when I know that it makes me feel awful later.
Okay, enough complaining today!