Last week I ate a lot of junk! I ate fast food one day, I ate huge portions, I snacked on everything in sight, ate too much sugar, and I even had a diet coke! I felt like crap....I felt like I needed a break from the junk! I don't know about you but when I eat like this I start feeling really puffy and bloated, and I have no energy!
Sunday I decided to do a week of eating healthy. Here are my "rules".....
-Only one carb a day...so for example toast in morning counts as my carb, or a baked potato in evening counts as a carb...or a serving of crackers can count as a carb.
-No cheese or dairy (except for the small amount of 1/2 and 1/2 I put in my coffee every morning)
So you see it's not like a complete cleanse....but some of these, like eating less to almost no carbs and not eating cheese is pretty huge for me. (I have somewhat of an addiction to cheese.)
So far so good. Monday night we had a great chicken salad with tons of vegetables and Bragg dressing....Last night we had hamburgers without buns and oven baked french fries. And tonight is baked chicken and....well I haven't figured out our side dish yet.
One thing about eating healthy....or going through a transition from eating junky to eating healthy is that is takes time. You have to plan ahead, and you have to make sure you have snack options, and that you are still eating, just eating better. I feel like I really should have given up meat for this week also, but I just didn't plan ahead at the market last week to have another option besides meat for my protein.
Any way....I am hungry....it's hard to break the snacking habit! Here at my work we have an area with snacks where the sales guys eat. I keep my ice pack in their freezer and I have to walk by all that food a few times a day....pop tarts, peanut butter filled pretzels, cheese its, chips....there are so many temptations! My go to now when I am feeling like this is water. I just drink a big glass of water. If I am still hungry after that than I will eat some nuts, or a piece of fruit.
Hopefully I can make it through this week and come out on the other end a little detoxed from the sugar, and hopefully I will continue on with the no snacking thing. I know how I should eat, it's just so easy to indulge!