Back on the Wagon...

Now that I’ve had my fun gorging, it’s time to get back on the wagon. Here’s what I’m hoping I can do…

Cut out all soda. This is going to be SO hard for me! I’m a major Diet Coke drinker. I visit Sonic almost daily for my fill, and will have to find another way to get the taste without the bubbles and caffeine. Also, with the news about Crystal Lite (my FAVORITE non-carbonated drink other than water) this is going to be especially difficult.

Cut out all processed sugars. This is also going to be very hard for me because I’ve grown fond of chocolate (who knew) and all matters of sour candy.

Cut out most processed foods. This is going to be interesting. I try to make sure that our food has beneficial content and not just empty calories. It’s loaded with fiber, vitamins, and/or other natural ingredients.

Eat foods high in protein but low in fat. I’m not an Adkins or South Beach diet follower. But, I have taken parts of each diet/eating plan and have incorporated it into my eating style. I don’t agree with eating all the meat you want, and including the fat too. No one needs more fat. So, it’s lean meats (chicken, fish, and some red meats) and low fat cheeses for me.

Eat foods low in carbohydrates. I am a girl who loves potatoes and corn. I can’t cut out all carbs, especially since I’m a vegi lover at heart. But, watching what the carb content is in my food is going to become more prevalent again.

All of this is going to be a challenge for me. I know I can do it; I’ve done it before and have seen the results within my body. Breaking the habits I’ve redeveloped though is going to be where my challenge lies. The holiday eating season is right around the corner, and if I’m not back into my zone – it could mean major disaster for me!


Kristy said...

I feel inadequate. What will you eat? What's left? Almonds?

But you are setting a good example ... when I followed South Beach for two weeks, I felt great. After the first four days of chocolate chip cookie craving subsided, that is. :)

Tanya Nichols said...

OH Im so sorry it's THAT time again!! Im gluten intolerant so I feel ya!!