Feed your body the best possible fuel.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
I contemplated for a long time about blogging on this & I decided that I should. If I can help one person learn from my mistake, it will have been worth it.
I had been eating very healthy foods for several months (lots of fruits & veggies, lean proteins, etc.). Then one day about a month ago I was having a very rough day at work & there was junk food everywhere from an office party. I had a weak moment & went hog wild. It wasn't pretty & I was having a pity party about the scale not moving.
NOT a good idea at all. My body totally revolted. I felt horrible!!! I was tired, lethargic, my muscles felt weak, I felt bloated & uncomfortable. My brain was fuzzy & I couldn't concentrate. I just wanted to go to sleep. I did not make it to the gym that night. It actually took a couple of days for all the junk to get out of my system & for me to start feeling "normal" again (anyone who knows me knows I'm not really normal).
Anyway, my lessons learned: If I ate that junk for only one day & felt so horrible, imagine what I was doing to my body by eating it every day before I started my healthy eating plan. No wonder I felt horrible all the time. I also realized that the more junk I ate that day, the more I wanted AND I was still not satisfied! I was still hungry!!!
Back on my healthy eating plan, with all the fruits & veggies & healthy lean proteins, I am satisfied & my body is happy & I have plenty of energy to make it through my long days & still make it to the gym most evenings after work.
So, eat this:
and not this:
To feel like this:
Blessings to you!!