This thought provoking quote popped up in my face first thing this morning as I scrolled through SPs public feed.
BOOM! In my face and me going... good point. Very good point.
A gentle reminder to truly listen to my body and what it is telling me, and perhaps just a little bit more discipline to ensure I am honestly accounting for everything... EVERYTHING! LOL!
Although I don't feel I'm consciously deceiving myself... by body is telling me what is good and what is not.
Do you really want to feel this way or that way?
Is it worth that one cup of coffee when you know you will hurt or simply not feel good? NO!
Were those 4 Whopper Easter Eggs worth it? Absolutely not... NO! I immediately felt their ill effects on my body... especially since I have had no form of sugar for almost a month.
Interject... YAY ME!!!
BUT... now I know too. So I suppose that needed to happen.
And I must not be hard on myself.
I am doing really well.
I have fine tuned my diet to eliminate many of the foods I knew, and some I didn't know, were hurting me and harming my body and making me feel awful. This has been a long floundering journey with not much conviction or determination or focus due to conflicting information, overlapping symptoms and no clear direction... until I found KETO!
Now I feel like I have a clear plan of direction and focus that my body has been craving for years!!
Although my brain is still trying to tell me that fat is something to stear clear of... lol!
But... babysteps. I'm well on my way.
And... on a very positive note!!!
I have logged and tracked my food and fitness everyday since returning to spark and have come to learn so much about macro nutrients and how to best hit my recommended targets for ketosis and stay within my caloric range.
And I am killing it! To my own surprise some days!!!
Still room for improvement and still reading and learning and researching daily... but I am feeling a sense of control over my diet I have never felt before.
Truly loving life without all those carbs and hidden sources of sugar!!!
Am I making the best choices daily?
Undecided... but that's an ever learning work in progress journey, finding what's best for me... and I have come a long way in one short month.
But what I found quite interesting though was this...
I was in the mood to reorganize and de-clutter my cupboards and fridge.
My spices along with keto friendly baking products were over flowing. Initially what triggered this re-organization process in my kitchen... lol.
My fridge and freezer were packed full of healthy fresh and frozen produce along with pre-made keto friendly fat bombs, quiche, etc. and we are wasting little and eating the majority of our left overs.
My canned and jarred foods were all keto friendly options too, like sardines, healthy oils, olives, pickles, sauerkraut and so on...
But... my dry storage pantry was sparse... very sparse. Surprisingly sparse. So much that I questioned how was this possible since I have been regularly grocery shopping with a healthy mindset since the beginning of the year... then it dawned on me.
Because I'm not stocking my cupboard with high carb, sugar filled, center aisle convenient foods that are simply good for nobody. Even though I felt I was making good healthy choices, I have come to realize how hiddenly unhealthy so much of that was.
Soooo... my first reaction was oh noooo... I need more food, where did it all good. My second reality reaction was... way to go ME! LOL!
But it all was a bit of an aha! moment for me...
And I'm sure I'll have plenty more.
Ever learning... ever evolving.
I've got this though... I'm determined more than ever!!