What has become a habit? That's a really good question. When I was tracking, I suddenly realized how many carbs I was eating instead of protein. I was totally gobsmacked! I love veggies and fruits, so that was never the problem, but substituting carbs for protein was huge. Also I realized just how much fat and salt I was eating - I'm still working on that.
And I totally agree with you...anything that is made for a diet I scrutinize 10-fold. I don't eat granola or breakfast bars anymore - they don't fill me up! I need to eat 6 to feel full. A decision was made that if I'm going whole hog on something sweet, then I'm going to have the real bloody thing and enjoy it. And then not have it again for a few months.
what has simply become habit to you? And how does that affect your health and weight.
Portion control, making vegetables the bulk of what I eat , reaching for fruit when I crave something sweet, limiting processed foods, and limiting starch carbs as much as possible.
Food manufacturers have been selling us 'diet' foods for years and making a bundle because too many of us want the 'magic potion' instead of using common sense and good nutrition. I remember when SNACK WELL cookies came out and dieters went crazy because they convinced themselves they could eat cake and lose weight too. And everything pushed the concept of low-fat (but they added more sugar)....Or no sugar (but we now know artificial sweeteners can cause weight gain).
I still have trigger foods (bread and ice cream) that I need to avoid, but I've come a long way
Edited by: SHERYLDS at: 3/22/2018 (22:55)
Sheryl, New Jersey EST, SUMMER 5% Challenge-KITCHEN CHAMPIONS
Pounds lost: 5.0
Fitness Minutes: (528)
3/22/18 12:03 P
Hi Cafe Peoples, I haven't been tracking for a while, went through a bunch of stuff. Thankfully I have kept with most of the lifestyle changes and haven't gained back the 30 lbs I originally lost, so have just basically plateaued. I'm still going to the health coach, so that's good.
I feel like I'm getting myself ready to track again. I have learned so much from reading different posts here, and seeing how well sparks people has helped. It's so encouraging to know that I don't have to give up everything, and that I don't have to lose all at once. Slow and steady is the best way to lose...and give your body and mind breaks not to track and see what happens....what has simply become habit to you? And how does that affect your health and weight.