I'm moving more than ever, eating a healthy diet swimming in fresh vegetables, fish, whole-grains and legumes and.. ..I'm gaining weight! (I haven't been on a scale, so I'm not sure how much exactly. The way my clothes fit tells me I have gained around 2-3 kilos.)
Why? I'm not pregnant, I'm not lazy and I don't suspect any faults with my metabolism. I simply have picked up a few bad snacking habits over the holidays, and so I have eaten just a little too much for just a little too long.
I've had a good think, and here are my top 5 suspected culprits:
1. Dark chocolate
(Healthy in moderation, but I haven't practiced it..)
2. Rye bread
(Same as 1.)
3. Potato chips
(Needs to go. Empty calories.)
4. Nuts and nutbutters
(Nutritional powerhouses, alas also packing a major calorie punch!)
5. Soy ice-cream
(So good, but not really worth having as often as I've had it.)
These added on top of a already healthy, sustainable diet probably explains how come all my skirts seems to suddenly be a lot smaller.. Not that mysterious, nope.
What to do now? I better nip this in the bud. It's time for an early spring cleaning of my diet, trimming the excess, leaving room for healthy and nutritious treats within a more reasonable budget.
And, this means It's time for another round of tracking. I gave it up because I was doing it for the wrong reasons. I was using it as a tool to control emotions rather than calories. Now I'm taking it up again. I want to know exactly what I eat, so I can see where I need to make changes. This week my plan is to monitor my diet, aiming for a healthy one. If I stray, at least I won't do so blindly.
So there it is. Let the tracking begin!