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Good Nutrition Is a Way Of Life

Monday, June 06, 2011

My husband and I were talking last night about how much better we are eating. We have made a total lifestyle change to the point that we don't even really have cheat days.

I used to LIVE for cheat days.

Now that I am all about being healthy, a cheat day to me is only cheating myself. It cheats me of the calorie differential that I create through exercise. It cheats me of feeling better with healthier fuel.

We have each had days where we ate something that 8 months ago we wouldn't have thought twice about eating and we couldn't believe how crappy we felt. Not just lethargic, but actually sick to our stomach.

So I still eat "bad" stuff? Depends on what you call bad. Last time I ate hot wings, I was still in the calorie range I have set for myself and I posted a loss on the scale the next day. Of course, I only ate 4 of them, but that was enough.

Does this mean we eat all organic? NO, because it gets expensive. We do try to eat less carbs, more fruits and veggies and I can honestly say I haven't had anything fried in over a month. No more chips for me. I'd rather have fruit.

It's interesting how your perspective changes once you start feeling better.
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  • no profile photo CD5127867
    This is wonderful! You're taking the steps to make this a lifestyle rather than a diet.
    3510 days ago
  • BLH507
    You all sound like my husband and I. I have actually been so excited about some spicy black bean burgers I made!! It used to be excitement about a big bacon cheeseburger! It's amazing how much I crave fruit and exercise now.
    3510 days ago
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