O I love that one too :) gracious panty is another good blog as is skinnytaste I have found multiple recipes from both. But when winging it I always try to use natural ingredients there's no white flour or sugar in our cupboards! And we stick to the rule of 4-6 ingredients or less when looking at products in the grocery store there are a lot of great ingredient substitution charts out there I would google it and print one out when you find one you like hang it on your fridge so you have a handy guide right there and can convert your own recipes to be clean recipes!
Thank you so much. I had the resolve then lost it I am getting it back.
I am cleaning with better products, eater and better and figuring out the portions. Some foods do not work together and I am working on it. Also some foods do not work for me and I am learning that also.
Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our self-fulfilling phophecy. - Brian Tracy
48 Maintenance Weeks
Fitness Minutes: (7,414) Posts: 385 6/16/13 4:33 A
You are on the right track. Just keep reading and learning and sooner or later it will all click for you. When I was about your age, I subscribed to Organic Gardening Magazine and learned about clean living ---- 35-ish years ago. At that time I weighed about 165 and the first place I started was eliminating white flour and sugar. (This includes products made with white flour and sugar--for those who choose to stretch the definition). I lost 20 pounds without any other major changes in what I ate. In a short time, I learned about eating yogurt, cutting back on buying food in tin cans, eating organic, using whole foods, and reducing the use of chemicals in household use. Now, it almost is like second nature.
I was never a major junk food person so typical processed foods have never been a big problem (--when I wasn't being lazy, indifferent or just plain didn't care--life can screw with your head sometimes). Over the years, I continued to buy organic, grow my own food, buy fresh when I could, eat brown rice, use only whole grains, reduce meat and dairy intake, no or minimal fried foods--when I was at home. I am here because I have a food addiction problem and ate way too much of even 'good' clean food in the wrong proportions. I also succumbed to life 'conditions' that pressured me into making poor choices (like fast food lunches and easier 'junk' meals when my kids were young and I worked full time, went to school, etc.). For several years I wavered in my resolve to make 'consistent' healthy food choices--it took it's tole.
My resolve now is to compromise less with my food choices. This is not hard for me, since it is where my vision began 35 plus years ago.
For you, I think you are taking steps in right direction. Just keep pressing forward and taking the baby steps to improvement and you'll get there.
Update! NO MORE Wiggle room on my weight! Still figuring out how to keep balance and stay in charge. Staying active but could step it up again.
SW: 275-276 Ht. 5'6" GW: 135 (goal range: 130-140) CW: WAS 124.7 NOW: 143.5 My focus is health AND fitness! And LOSING 10 lbs. again! (I'm STILL getting there . . . )
Watch Dr. OZ or log on to his web page. It's a good place to start.
I started out top weight 245 but that was when I actually got on a scale. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia almost 20 years ago. Over the years I've learned that I do so much better when I eat organic foods and I haven't eaten red meat in years I have been gradually working more raw foods, vegetables and fruit into my diet. I avoid drive through resturants like the plague.
Pounds lost: 29.9
Fitness Minutes: (15,335) Posts: 2,183 6/15/13 8:30 A
I'm loving this page, but am feeling slightly overwhelmed. What are some good resources for me to get on my feet in this lifestyle? I've tried sorting through the old posts, but there are so many! (which is probably a good problem!)
I've been trying to eat cleaner by following the Paleo diet, and choosing organic meat, eggs, vegetables, oils etc.
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