Making Healthier Food Choices
Week 3 went OK. I lost 1 lb but have gained a whole lot when it comes to changing the way I look at eating. No special diet except juicing/smoothies and lifestyle changes that will work long term.
At the beginning, I had given myself the option to enjoy a treat once a week. The 1st week was the only time I gave in to something but I still limited myself at that time. The next two weeks passed without any sort of special treat. Then came week 3.
I had been having a ton of different cravings over the last few weeks but none of them stuck with me except sushi and frozen yogurt with toppings from a local shop (not together of course). We had sushi for dinner one night and I did very good with choices but most of all not eating until I was stuffed. I enjoyed that meal.
The froyo was a different story. I had wanted it so bad and so we went the other day. I got HALF of what I would have normally put in that cup so I thought that was good. But a couple hours later, I was truly paying for it. All that sugar and dairy played a number on my stomach. Needless to say I am no longer craving that and believe I have cured myself from wanting more. I used to LOVE that stuff!
Anyway we are heading on vacation this week and I am going to try my best to make wise food choices. I have done really well not eating any bread, crackers and other things like that. I have cut down on dairy too. Eating out is not easy so most of our meals have been at home.
We went to Sweet Tomatoes this weekend and I did really well there. If you have been there before you know they have a big salad bar, soup bar, pasta and bread bars plus a dessert bar. I was so proud of myself for sticking with the salad bar (light on the dressing) and I had a vegetarian soup. That is all. I never even got near the other ones but I did see the corn bread that I so badly wanted and turned right away.
This month has been a challenge with juicing but my taste buds are a changing. I’m really excited about it and plan to stick with it on our trip (wish me luck!). I don’t think I’ll have an issue plus I’m going prepared with almonds and other healthy snacks for the plane. We are also packing protein powder packets just in case we get into a bind.
Overall week 3 went fine. I’m looking forward to the last week of June and moving on into an even healthier July. Hopefully I’ll be able to add in more fitness to the mix.
My 4th annual Better Healthy Living challenge has been moved from June to July so be on the lookout for a fun month. We’ll be posting about it soon.
How did you do this week?