What do I mean by that do you think? Well exactly what I ask “learn who you are!” How does your body respond to lean meats or no meats, low-fat or higher-fat, low-carbs or higher-carbs? I have really grown over the last 3 ½ years of maintenance. I was terrified to gain my weight back after losing and getting to goal because I knew I would be on my own eating my own foods.
The first thing I did was sign up at Livestrong.com My Daily Plate as a gold member and logged what I ate every day for 2 years. I needed to learn what I was eating and keeping my calorie count at a certain peak.
Now I no longer count my calories and eat all natural foods. It feels so good to know that I eat healthy foods every day! My body has responded so well by eating this way, I only missed 3 days of work last year due to sickness, which for me is a miracle in itself!
Give your body a break from high calories foods that are processed. I can't say I will never eat at McDonald's again, but I can say it will be a long long time before I do.
How much do you care for your body? Do you think about it much? Most people do not think about it until its too late and the doctor tells them they have Diabetes or Cancer. Sometimes that isn't enough for people to make a change in their eating and that is so sad. We are under a false reality because we give up our lives to eat what we think is good food.
I ate 2 awesome meals today and in the old days I would have scoffed at them, here is what they were. At lunch I had the following:
Spinach leaf lettuce
Chicken Breasts (3oz)
Low Fat Dressing
½ Butterfly Porkchop
Sweet potato with cinnamon and salt
I loved what I ate!! So much I started thinking I ate too much or something has to be wrong for me to love what I am eating. I should be proud of my choices and I am!
What have you eaten lately that made your mouth drool and you feel very satisfied afterwords? Was it healthy or not?
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