I have always enjoyed simple, whole foods. Eating clean suits me well! I already ate pretty clean, but I have made many improvements after reading Tosca's Eat Cleaning Recharged book.
What I am doing better:
-eating healthy fats like nuts in addition to lean meats, yogurt and cheese in moderation
-packing healthy lunch and snacks
-eating small protein and complex carb snacks to keep my energy level stable
-drinking more water! I have more energy, my skin looks more radiant, I feel better and my digestion in regular. I was dehydrated before!!!
-Choose more whole grains, nuts and seeds (before I tended to avoid breads and nuts). I also eat plenty of vegetables and look for opportunities to add veggies to everything
-I worry less about the glycemic index of fruit, knowing the fiber in whole fruit is filling.
-I add flax and chia seeds to my morning oatmeal or lunchtime smoothie
-I cleaned out my pantry of white flour, sugar and processed anything
-I understand canned food has links to cancer so I cleaned out the cans too (I donated to the food shelter). I have the goal of starting to soak my own beans
-I am working on learning a few new clean recipes to add variety to my meals
-I no longer buy portable yogurts with extra additives, but have greek yogurt only
-I no longer consume instant oatmeal, but cook rolled oats and plan to start cooking steel cut oats.
-I am understanding the importance of strength training and added ST to my weekly exercise schedule.
-I make water my beverage of choice. I allow one cup of black coffee in the am. Green tea other times. I rarely drink a glass of wine anymore. A nonfat latte is an occassional treat, maybe once or twice a month. I no longer drink crystal light or diet coke!
-I understand that processed food is not filling, so we overeat it.
-I understand that processed food has additives and chemicals that can be stored in our body as fat.
-I understand that processed food had hidden fat, sugar and salt we don't need!
-I eat to feel good
-My taste buds have changed. I no longer crave dark chocolate...it's too sugary!
"Slow and steady wins the race!"
Lose 1 pound per week!
1/3 SW: 137
1/10 136/ 135.5
1/17 135/ 134
1/24 134/ 133.5
1/31 133/ 132*
*I lost my 1st 5 pounds!
2/7 132/ 131.5
2/14 131/ 130.5
2/21 130/ 133
2/28 132/ 132
3/7 131/ 132
| Pounds lost: 5.0