As if going down a size weren't enough ((good news)) at the start of this week, I've LOST 3.5 pounds too this week!
...:::and ALL due to clean eating.
It all began with a heat rash...::which by the way is long GONE!
After doing a mild full body cleanse which consisted of clean eating, I experienced amazing results. My goal was to have my energy restored, balanced digestion - basically a healthy gut, no headaches and good sound sleep at night. The scales dropping was just a bonus I was NOT shooting for!
It was time to call or fold....::::So my diet looked like this:
NO...::::to sugar, dairy, wheat or other simple carbs, caffeine, alcohol, and refined food of any kind.
YES...::::to 70% vegetables, low sugar fruits, gluten free grains, healthy fats & oils, and healthy proteins.
The biggest prize of all is that I CRAVE clean foods, and I EMBRACE the self discipline that comes with the package! I had forgotten my old friend, Self-Discipline.
During the week while driving around on errands, the smells of fast food were revolting. Usually, when restaurants are prepping dinner, the greasy smells make me hungry....NOT anymore. I feel full longer between meals. Also, I am aware of my daily sodium intake. I am not adding condiments...:::don't even want them.
Instead, I am cooking with lots of fresh herbs, garlic and olive oil. I have discovered that stir fried veggies are a wonderful topping for almost anything: topping on a baked potato, along side eggs, "dressing" for my salad, and alongside any healthy protein. I have taken to eating veggies for BREAKFAST too! LOL!
What I found out is that I am having a hard time eating "enough" daily calories....::as veggies contain so few. I just keep my eyes on Spark's nutrition tracker to be sure I am consuming what I need.
I am enjoying this learning curve, and I love it that I don't have ANY cravings. It is amazing. AND I don't miss the bread...at all.
This way of eating is great fuel and I am determined to stay on this track - look out Mr. Scales!