Monday, October 17, 2011

Dang Food

I have been completely off the wagon all weekend.  My birthday was a break day, and I just never started again.  I feel like I've probably undone all the progress I made!  I did the fruits and vegetables thing for a week, which felt like an eternity, and I lost 4 lbs. Great.  I now feel like giving up because I'm sick of healthy food.  This morning I had Rice Chex and it was so good!  Kelsie is going to do a 30 Day no flour/no sugar thing, and that is just somewhere I can't follow.

I'm now debating. Should I just count calories for a while and see what happens? Attempt that super-healthy fruits&veggies thing again?  Do nothing? Eat myself to death? Train to be a sumo wrestler?  So many options!


Diana said...

I have been loving your healthy food posts because we have totally been revamping our diet over here. I think the thing that works best for me (and my's like pulling teeth to make him eat healthy) so to just change one thing at a time. Like one week, drink more water, the next week add in green smoothies with breakfast every morning, the next week ad 1 more vegetable every day, etc. until you start craving healthy foods. When I am doing good, candy and treats don't even sound appealing (although lets be honest, I'm not doing good very often and lately I have been doing terrible). Anyway, slow changes work better for me then complete overhauls, that way I don't get burnt out. Happy late birthday and AWESOME job loosing 4 lbs!!!!

Chelsea Edgren said...

I love it! I'm totally in the same boat and the ocean is quite rocky!

TheMoncurs said...

Don't do anything that you can't do for the long term. There's a reason crash diets ultimately fail and you gain the weight back. You want to make changes that will become lifestyle changes, not just temporary fixes.

My big tips:

1. Meal plan. You're much more likely to eat healthy if you already have a healthy meal on the schedule and ingredients in the fridge. And don't push yourself too far too fast. You'll just end up letting that eggplant rot in the fridge if you're not ready to go there yet. Your tastes will slowly adjust (this coming from a woman who really only wanted mac and cheese for the rest of her life and now eats zucchini and red bell pepper like its going out of style).

2. Make friends with green smoothies. They're a great way to start the day with lots of fruits and veggies. I think you mentioned that your blender is kind of crappy and I'm right there with you. Let it blend for a while. If I give mine 5 minutes I end up with something infinitely more drinkable than the sludge it was at 2 minutes. Also, I found this really handy: I will warn you that spirulina is nasty though. Stick to the spinach. I get the big bag of frozen strawberries from Costco and chia seeds from Sprouts (they're super high in fiber) and that's my breakfast most mornings.

3. Go walking. The more you exercise the more you want to eat healthy and vice versa. If you can get yourself out and moving every day then you will ultimately fare better.

You can always use my blog for good healthy recipes!