This is going to be a very "rambling" sort of entry, I have about three different things on my mind.
The good - my day yesterday started off very well - I had a wonderful salad at lunch that was inspired by NOTABOUTTHEFACE. I had a salad with romaine lettuce, rotisserie chicken, chopped up apple, and scallions tossed with a tiny bit of mayo. OMG - YUM! I will be having that again and I think some red onion would be mighty tasty in there as well.
So here is the "bad": Take out a bunch of lame excuses and just sum it up with this - I made choices that are not beneficial to my goals in the evening. Total calories for the day:
So I was thinking this morning. LOL - I love to think (and overthink, and then think some more - ha!)
I've been doing a bit of an "experiment" on myself to see if what I've suspected to be true really IS true. The experiment? Do Breads/Sugars make me bloat and gain weight?
I didn't want it to be true, but it is. Here is what I've found over the past few months that I've been monitoring this and paying attention.
If I completely eliminate the refined carbs and severely limit sugar - I lose weight easily with little or no effort
If I have just one or two refined carbs and/or desert per week this has no ill effect.
If I have one or two refined carbs and/or desert PER DAY - this is too much - I either maintain or start to gain.
My body responds very well to fruits/veggies/proteins/ high quality fats like coconut oil, real butter and plenty of water
My body craves breads/sugars once I put them in my system, but when I avoid them, my body doesn't want them
My MIND wants the breads/sugars
What works for ME is what works for ME and does not need to be compared to what works for anybody else.
Those realizations feel good and right and true to me.
On a completely separate note, I saw these beauties on my peach tree this morning. It is a miniature peach tree and I didn't think it would get real fruit. This looks pretty real to me. LOL!
Also, I'll need extra accountability this weekend as I am traveling with my husband to Texas to go to a Dallas Cowboys Game. I'm going to do my best to eat primally, definitely at least taking photos of what I eat if no time to track.
Here are my nails - I HAD to get ready for the game. Hee hee!!