Clean Eating Challenge Day 7
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Tracking your food not only is a great way to know how many calories you eat but also how you are doing in other areas as well. I have been tracking consistently for about two weeks now and I have realized three things: 1) I donít eat that many carbs, 2) without a multivitamin I donít get that much iron, and 3) I need more calcium.
The calcium bit is tricky. During this past year I had to break up with dairy. You see, while I love it, it doesnít love me back. I know there are pills that I can take, but I like to save that for when I was something special like ice cream. I can usually have at least one serving of dairy without any problems. I switched to almond milk but I donít drink it like I did regular milk because itís more expensive so I try to stretch it out, and I donít like it as much.
Yesterday was a clean day except for the beer that I had with dinner after a stressful day at work. One non-clean food out of twelve itemsóIím okay with that. Iím really only aiming for 70-80% clean eating. Iím not getting organic meat/poultry because itís not in the budget and as I said before there are some things I just wonít give up. I want to enjoy life.
I recently downloaded Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst. I think that is it about time that I start focusing on the spiritual side of health and wellness. For me that is found in my relationship with God. I have never really included Him in the area of my life which is folly. As my Lord every area of my life is His. I have noticed that in the past when I am spiritually healthy, all areas in my life benefit.