Saturday, May 14, 2016

It's Been Over Two Months Now

In early March, I made some dietary changes. I completely eliminated flour, grain, sugar, processed foods, pasta, and starch. Low carb. I've tried this eating lifestyle in the past and I had incredible results. However, I jumped off the wagon. Went back to my old ways. Although I don't eat a lot, my eating and sleeping schedule is messed up and my food choices were horrible.

I didn't broadcast it. I kind of just did it. My inspiration came from a variety of sources, but they all landed in the same bucket.

I was feeling like crap most of the time.

No energy.


Tummy issues.

Sugar crashes.

Extreme fatigue.

Constant bloating.

And, at least once a day,  I thought, "The kids are eating healthier than I am." I spend quite a few hours prepping their meals during the week. Lean meat. Fresh produce. Nothing is processed. All natural.

Why was I eating like crap?

In short, enough was enough.

It's been a little over 2 months now since I made the change. In those 2 months, I've gone down almost 2 sizes. The headaches are gone. The tummy issues are gone. No more sugar crashes. My energy level is through the roof. If I'm tired it's because I'm genuinely tired. The fatigue is gone. No more water retention.

I no longer crave sweets and other junk food. Or pasta or bread.

I allow myself one or two cheat days a month. Small amounts. If I feel like it. More often than not, I don't.

I'm also confident that I will not be going back to my old ways. I feel too good. With my schedule and workload and everything between, I can't go back to feeling the way I was before making these changes.

I've also made changes within our household as well.

I no longer make 2 entirely separate dinners. Lisa eats what I eat along with a little rice, pasta or bread to pair with her plate of food.

She's eating more vegetables, more fruit and more whole grains. Less processed foods.

She's been very receptive and has tried new things.

And, she likes them!

If she craves a sweet treat, I'll make it from scratch.

I'm proud of her.

By the end of the month, I'll slowly transition over to a more permanent eating lifestyle that's very similar to Whole30.  After eating low carb for over 2 months, I'm sick of the butter, dairy, and not being able to eat fruit. The more permanent eating lifestyle will completely eliminate dairy and allow fruit. My food intake will primarily be lean protein, vegetables, fruit and healthy fats.

I'm good with that.

I'll still allow myself a cheat day once a month. It's necessary. Completely restricting something indefinitely doesn't work for me.

With the summer season quickly approaching, I'm looking forward to eating fruit again. I've missed fruit. A lot.

I'll keep you posted on my progress.

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