the slippery slope of concession
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
When I first started Eating to Live (see www.drfuhrman.com
) I was Radically obedient. I did NOT cheat.
But then came a fight with hubby....and a pack of coconut icecream pops....and a dollop here and a dollop there of fat free sour cream. And a little sprinkle of cheddar cheese. And three tacos...blue corn but still none the less: processed and maybe even fried. And I've had two hand fulls of raw cashews--which are not bad, but I'm not supposed to eat them by themselves as a snack. And there were 6 chocolate covered almonds. And a bite of vanilla ice cream. And there is the matter of eating between meals. Not a lot. A piece of fruit here and there....but all of these concessions add up and they are beginning to show in my weight.
My weight had been down to 202. But now it has wobbled its way back up to 204. I think that part of the problem definitely is that I'm not getting intense nutrition the way the plan outlines. My breakfast smoothie, while not too destructive; is really not high in nutrition. Lunch has been usually a smoothie with fruit and a couple handfuls of spinach....which is not bad...but COULD be so much better. I've completely forgotten the flax seed I"m supposed to have daily. Dinner has been usually a bean and veggie dish. If it were preceded by a salad, it would not be so bad.
I know that compared to the way some people eat, my diet has been sterling. But it COULD be so much better. And I know that my body wants it to be better. I have been exercising ....which is good!! But I need to bump up my body's intake of nutrients. I can feel the difference.
How am I going to go about this? Well, for lunch I will have broccoli....with sauce on it. And a salad. And I am going to re-read one or both of Dr. Fuhrman's books. And hang out a bit on his website. Entropy has set in. And it must be nipped in the bud before I regain more weight or before I lose sight of my goals altogether.