Monday, September 30, 2013
I am poised to rock the socks off the final 3 months of the year. In the last week, I've gotten back into the gym and the pool, so now I'm making some changes in the way I do things food-wise. I wanted to put them out here to keep myself accountable to them.
1) I'm going to spend a little time in the morning planning my whole food day. I'm taking advantage of the fact that I'm usually mentally ready to eat well and haven't yet had to deal with cravings first thing in the morning, so I'm going to go ahead and log in my food for the whole day. That will make it much easier for me to keep myself on track all day, because if I've already committed it to the log, I'll be more likely to follow up on it.
2) I'm going to start every meal plan with the vegetables, and go from there. Up to now I've been choosing my protein and carbs first and using up the leftover calories for vegetables, but I see that is backwards. Many times there is simply no calories left to allot to vegetables. So, using the "choose my plate" method, but the one specifically for diabetics, I'm going to allot my vegetables first, then the protein, then carbs and fat.
I realize these are simple things. I realize I probably should have been doing them all along. Maybe that is part of the reason I have struggled so much. But, better late than never, right?
So, Iíve got 3 solid months before the end of the year, Iím going to put my head down and go full steam ahead into 2014. What are you going to do?