Feeling Better Already on My Healthy Eating/Exercise Plan
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I believe I have actually started to crave vegetables. I have never been a big vegetable eater, unless you count McDonald's frenchfries, but I have been eating more vegetables now that I have discovered how to "roast" them. My favorite is butternut squash sliced thin with the peel, sprayed with a little olive oil, some red pepper added, and roasted in the oven. YUM!!! I could eat it for breakfast. I also love sweet potatoes, carrots, zucchini and yellow squash prepared the same way. I have not weighed this time around, but I can already tell a difference in my clothes. I am going to wait and weigh later down the road and let it be a surprise. Those numbers on the scale always mess with my mind, so this time around I am going to completely ignore them for awhile. The Nutrisystem plan has helped me stay on track. I log everything into Sparkpeople and have stayed within my ranges on my Nutrition. I don't eat it for every meal everyday, but it has been nice to have it available when I am preparing for just me when my husband is working, when I want a dessert, or when I am in a hurry and need to grab something quickly. It is definitely the reason I have not skipped breakfast in the past 3 weeks. I know I would not want to eat packaged foods forever, or all the time, but so far I have not had one thing I did not like. It has really opened my eyes to portionsize, also, but I have finally reached the stage where my cravings have almost completely disappeared and I feel full after eating the portion size Nutrisystem gives me. They do require that you add smart carbs, fruits and veggies and 8 cups of water daily to the food. I have also been doing strength training 3 times a week, and cardio at least 3 times, but more if possible. Trying to get some in everyday, even if it's just a little. I feel better, my husband says he can tell a difference, and most of all, the cravings for those drive thru cheeseburgers, frenchfries, cokes, etc. are fading away.