2020 Here I come
Sunday, December 29, 2019
I am gearing up for a total reboot in January - I read today's articles and I know that most of my behaviors are in accordance with people who give up and regain weight.
I get the lifestyle change. I will be honest, I don't want to do Keto forever. But Keto will jump start my weight.
I am going to do a few days of a fruit/Oxypowder cleanse - it is how I start my new year every year. I also start summer the same way.
I also am meal planning for the month of January since it is my husband and sons that need to cook most of our meals. I have been searching and saving Instapot recipes, air fryer recipes, blender soup recipes and casseroles. Hoping I can do much of the preprep work on Sundays to help them out. They are going to be vegetable based. I will preprep meat for the boys and I to add and beans/rice for my husband or vegetarian protein supplements since he wants to lose meat.
We are completing our fridge foods and some freezer foods and enjoying a few tastes I will be not partaking in for some time.
I decided to stick to my yes/no lists because I really do feel better when I do, entirely lose sugar and not eat sweet substitutes for 3 weeks just to lose that urge. Fruit will be the only thing I allow - 2 servings each day, 1 in my morning smoothie and 1 with my snack at 4. 4 to 5 servings of veg and 2 servings of protein and healthy fat. I am following a program called the Metabolic Factor, where I will do 10 days like this and then have a carb heavy meal with starchy veggies, and gluten free pasta or a sausage gravy bisquit breakfast, or gluten free pizza. Then every 4 days allow my self another carb heavy meal. This is to be done for 3 weeks. Then I will try to stick to it most days with no more than 1 carb meal per day or every other day. That was a plan I followed for 3 years - Carbohydrate Addicts Diet - 2 meals were meat, veggies and fat and 1 meal was carby with fruit, starch/bread, etc.
I truly followed this style of eating for over 2 years at one point and 3 years at another point - the only time in my life I was able to lose and maintain that loss. It is a pain, as you have to preprep food, you can barely eat out (I love to eat out), take food with you on trips and to friends. Benefits however are great!
My pain totally goes away, I lose weight, my health markers improve.
I admit having the boys living at home is hard for me. There is food in my house that should not be in my house. Usually I can say no, lately I have not had that power.
Losing sugar gives me the will power to say no.