I make my own smoothies, all natural, just fruits, veggies, protein powder, nuts/seeds, water or almond milk. I enjoy my smoothies and they fill me up. I actually use a Nutribullet my mom convinced me to buy. Its a great way for me to get fruit in my diet b/c I'm not a big fruit person.
I've gone gluten free b/c I have seen what a difference it makes in me... not b/c of what some website said, and as far as gluten-sensitive, I haven't been diagnosed but I haven't been told I'm not either. It came up when we thought my son had Celiac, and by looking at the symptoms, I saw I had almost all of them. When I go gluten free, my skin clears up, I have (usually) way less abdominal pain associated with a bowel movement, less gas, and my gall bladder leaves me alone. I also found that I had less cravings and just ate healthier. However, I can't afford to consume a lot of the gluten-free products, but there are plenty of food items that we already eat that are gluten free and I've omitted a lot of bread/pasta out of my diet anyway. So the choice is personal, not a gimmick I've fallen into.
I prefer smaller meals. Again, not doing it b/c someone else told me to. Its just the way I feel I am being proactive toward weight loss, and I have a lot to lose (tracker is only for first 50 lbs). Smaller meals means I see smaller amounts of calories on my nutrition tracker, I get to eat "more" and save a lot of calories for the evening hours when I am prone to "snack-attacking" as I call it.
I don't feel I've add much more healthy stuff to my diet as much as it is that I took out the bad stuff, like greasy foods, fried foods, processed foods, etc. I haven't changed a lot of what I eat, just how much of it I eat. I'm a binger and the small meals help me discipline myself.
As you can tell, I'm more positive today about my choices and changes and so far I feel good today. I really think its just my body adjusting and I was super overwhelmed yesterday. It was definitely a detox sensation, flushing all the processed foods and gluten out of my symptom.
Its time to stop Yo-Yo Dieting and Make a Lifestyle Change!!!
| Pounds lost: 1.0