Nutritious diet plans
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
I bought the Beck pink book last night. I have read a number go blogs by other people and thought I would give it a go.
So, I'm now on day 2 and having a think about two diets to follow. It's got me thinking!
Counting calories works well for me as it gives me the flexibility I need to add my favourite foods and adjust to an unpredictable schedule.
The downside, however, is that it never taught me about nutritious eating. As long as I was within my calorie range, I never worried too much about what was going into my body. But, I know that Sparkpeople worked the first time round, and I know it does provide options for healthy meal plans. So, I think I'll start with this one. But, focus much more on nutrition, now.
I know I want to include more vegeterian recipes into our diet. But that's not really a diet plan, is it? It's more a plan. I'd like to have a balance of perhaps 70% of the meals we eat being vegetarian and the remainder including meat. This seems to fall in line with the "Flexiterian Diet". (According to Google!!) I think I'll make this our number 2 diet.
Let's see how it goes. It seems strange to be following a prescription in a book. But, I'm trusting the process. I've been looking at my weight-loss charts. I was maintaining a weight of around 56kg (2kg over my pre-baby weight) for quite a while. My weight began creeping up in the last three months to 58kg. I am frustrated that I haven't returned to my pre-baby weight permanently, especially when I realise that it has been two years! (Where did the time go!)
But, I also understand the stress I was under. I have time now and a lot less stress, so I can work out how to manage my eating better. And I need to accommodate getting older. It's time to get more serious about what I put into my mouth.