I talk about workouts a lot, and post videos of the gym and such, but I never talk much about the other third of the weight loss equation (the first two thirds being workout and mind) – FOOD.
I haven't typically posted food photos or menus as many bloggers do because I think food is a very personal choice. As explained over on my Explaining Eats page (which now desperatley needs to be updated):
I’m a big believer that you should follow whatever eating regimen works for YOU, and that just because I eat this way doesn’t mean everyone should. I’ve had to change the way I think about food so dramatically during this weight loss journey. I used to eat for entertainment, satisfaction, comfort. Now, I try to eat to live.
All of this is still true. However the past couple of weeks (funk withstanding), I've made a decision to change my eating habits to give myself more variety and hopefully produce better results – switching things up a little bit. Instead of focusing solely on carbohydrates, I'm now eating many more carbohydrates (but still trying to be moderate with my of white flour and most sugar) but focusing on calories and feeling satisfied. I lived a super-restricted low-carbohydrate lifestyle off and on for 5 years, and I just wanted to try something different. So good ‘ol calorie counting for me!
Here's some of what my week looked like:
People have given me some really great ideas over on my Facebook page of things to eat, including tonight's success of sweet potato fries. So far, I feel great. No carb-crashes as feared. The biggest shocker? IT'S EASY! I had dreaded all the counting, weighing and measuring, but it's so simple it's stupid.
So no matter what eating program you follow, here are my three personal rules for food:
- You must enjoy the food
- Your body must feel good on the food
- You must feel in control with your options
We'll see how my body responds, weight-wise, in a couple of weeks, but I just wanted to give an update on where I'm at with that.