I must say that I do like this new idea of eating clean. I just feel better and the weight comes off. My energy has been renewed and my blood sugar is stabilized. I never, ever want to be unhealthy again. I never want to suffer from headaches after eating too much processed crap. I never want to feel bad or guilty.
I’m just taking it one day at a time, which is the best way to go about it. I’m trying for the 80/20 eating clean plan. So far today I’ve had:
1 price of whole wheat bread with peanut butter on it.
It’s gonna be a great day! Plus, it’s my anniversary.
So, I have realized that eating no yeast products and eating healthy foods is a great idea! Why do I want to eat healthier? Why do I want to eat healthy 80% of the time?
1. To feel great! And be happy!
2. To (hopefully) lose weight.
3. To live longer.
4. To prevent disease.
5. To (hopefully) be sexier.
6. To not be “another junk food junkie American.”
Omg. Not good.
So, I quit my diet last Sunday thinking I could slowly start to enter in the foods I wasn’t eating – sugar, bread, dairy, etc. I started out great!! Only a little bowl of ice cream, only a few chips, ate my veggies and beans and worked out.
But then I just fell off. Was practically a magnet to the ground. And it SUCKS!!! I’ve realized that sugar and yeast give me soooooooo much stomach/intestinal crap! It HURTS!!!! The worst gas pains ever! I made this awesome caramel, pretzel dessert/snack thing, and it was amazing. So I eat a little bit of it at home after I make it, and I did great! Then we went to a friends house where I proceeded to eat a LOT more….along with 3 slices of Pizza Hut pizza! The worst gas pains ever. It just completely sucked.
I made the same dish yesterday thinking show choir would eat it. Nope! Only Gabby and Dae’lyn had a little bit. Plus then I get frozen yogurt twice yesterday – once with Josh and the rest with show choir.
Follow that with eating out a ton with friends this entire week! And lots of Mexican food.
So, all this is to say that after today I will be going back on a yeast free diet. This is just pathetic.
So, this is what I’ve been thinking. I haven’t very much enjoyed this diet the past couple of weeks. If I can make it only 2 more days, I will have been on it for two weeks. Yay! Go me! It’s true, I do feel better, haven’t had as much gas or bloating, etc. But I’m bored of eating the same exact foods! It’s getting really old. Plus, we have cookies in the refrigerator and I want them AND we’re having nachos tonight that I’d like to eat as well. So…what’s a girl to do? I think I need to focus on two things as I still continue this weight-loss journey. 1) I want to pray about it and really have God with me, and 2) I forgot the other thing.
Oh yeah…2) set some rules up. You know, we have rules in life to keep us safe. For instance:
1. I always brush my teeeth everyday.
2. I get 7-8 hours of sleep a day.
3. I try to exercise.
So, if I’m setting all these rules, I need to learn to set rules up for my health. I need to learn to only eat when I’m hungry. Or only eat 2 cookies, etc. So….maybe I’ll follow some “rules.” Here are some off the top of my head:
1. Eat healthy 85% of the time. Veggies, fruit, whole grains, protein.
2. You may have sugar and bread – just in moderation! You can not eat continuously all the time. You’ve eaten to make yourself sick before and that wasn’t good. So, here are some ground rules: you may have 1 “treat” a day – whether that’s candy, cookies, ice cream, etc. But only 1! And make it in moderation.
Yay go me!! I’ve made it a week and a half on this yeast free diet. It’s crazy!
I just ate an entire bag if Quakers mini cheddar cheese rice cakes. Oops. That’s 30 grams of fat today. Yikes.
I honestly just want to go dig in to the ice cream container or open that bag of chocolate chips but I’m not going to! I’m strong willed and just a hint crazy. Oh well. Only 3 more days and it will be two weeks!! Wow!
But….on the flip side, my headaches have gone away and my indigestion and gassy-ness has gone away too!!!
It’s so hard! But I’ve made it a week!!
Ok…so, it’s really not that hard as I thought it would be. I eat a lot of whole grains, veggies, and eggs and beans. I like those foods. And I honestly did well today when I brought in 4 dozen cookies for my students (chocolate chip, peanut butter and sugar!) and didn’t want one. I wasn’t even tempted! And a student brought in a cake that looked great, but I didn’t want it either. I’m proud of myself.
Until I got home tonight. I wasn’t even hungry, but I ate 2 bowls of popcorn. WITH MELTED BUTTER! I guess I’m craving fat??? I don’t know. It was really yummy, but now I feel bad.
So. All in all, it’s been a good week of eating! I’d like to do better about the popcorn though. We’ll see how that goes! I’m proud though, too cuz I FIT INTO MY BLUE PANTS FROM J CREW THAT I HAVEN’T WORN IN 4 YEARS!!!! Yay! GO ME!