If you don’t remember, I’m in the middle of changing my eating patterns and lifestyle. I’ve never had to REALLY clean up my eating–usually I lost weight and felt better by exercise alone. However, now with a hectic schedule and living on the more severe weather east coast, I can’t easily work out 5 days a week for all the seasons. I realized I need to change my lifestyle and make smarter, healthier choices for my meals. (Such as eating more vegetables and fruit!) Overall, I’ve made strides not eating out as much, eating smaller portions, and not snacking as much. However, I still have my setbacks. I keep sneaking sweets at night! (Ugh, I may or may not have had more than one Fiber One brownie last night!!) I’ve lost 5 lbs in two weeks by a not-so strict diet alone, but I can tell the weight is coming off more slowly now. This week I want to limit my sweets-sneaking. To feel better, I need to impose a little more self discipline and remind myself it’s important for my overall wellness. BB, do you really need more than one brownie at night? Come on! Eat more fruit, BB!
This morning, I found inspiration from yet another health and wellness blog: Lose Weight by Eating! Audrey, the woman behind the blog, lost over 100 pounds by simply eating more healthy food, drinking lots of water, and avoiding snacking! She also eliminated processed food from her diet (no diet sodas, fake syrups, or fake sugars) and recommends eating “metabolism-boosting” foods. She includes a handy pictorial of these metabolism-friendly foods and ingredients, which I want to pass on to you all. Thanks, Audrey, for being such an inspiration! I love how healthy of a relationship you have with your body and food. And I hope everyone has a wonderful day!