Sunday, March 24, 2013
Well, I am starting yet another 6 week challenge. The last 6 week challenge that I completed ended pretty well, it got me looking at food differently and I began to make smarter choices. I also learned that deprivation leads to binges and undoes all the hard work done previously. This round, I am incorporating more fruits and veggies and upping my protein intake. I have increased the amount that I am running and I will need these to keep me healthy. I do not believe in that whole carbo loading stuff, because I have tried it and it just makes me sluggish and makes my runs difficult. I figure I can "cargo load" with my veggies and fruits. Those don't make me sluggish. Last week, I started eating breads and pasta and found that my work day was very difficult to get through. I was hungry for junk all the time. So this week I am going back to my steel cut oatmeal w/two hard boiled egg whites and a piece of fruit for breakfast. For snack I'll have a smoothie (fruit) my second meal will be some protein and veggies. If i desire a snack I will choose between nuts or veggies again and my third meal will include protein veggies and if I desire some starch that is not white bread or white rice. I was doing well, when I had my meals planned out this way. I know that it requires planning on the weekends and much preparation but the outcome is so worth it. I will continue watching my portion sizes and I will make sure that I plan better. I am glad that I am logging what I am doing so that I can see where I need to plan better and what items I need to omit. Now, I just need to find other forms of protein aside from meat. Happy sparking!!!