We are two days into our no sugar/grains week and things are going well. Other than the plain non-fat greek yogurt the food is fine. 🙂 It’s been weird to eat vegetables with almost every meal (unless I do yogurt for breakfast)…that’s how “un healthy” I am. Eating so many vegetables makes me feel so healthy! 🙂
The only change I’ve made to the plan for this week is I’ve been snacking on Almond 100-calorie packs (instead of her prescribed snack) with a cup of decaf in the afternoon. It works well for me.
I’m also drinking coffee and keeping in my half and half. I have cut the sweetener to one packet of Sweet N Low per cup instead of two. In fact, this morning without thinking I dumped my normal two packets in and it was one SWEET cup of joe. lol Only two days without added sugars and I’m finding things so sweet.
As I mentioned, my sister-in-law is doing this with me. She’s been doing great as well. We have “fun” talking about how good the ice cream looks that my kids are eating. lol Oh, how we torment ourselves!!
This is only a detox type of week and we’re already talking about how we are going to eating well afterwards. My instinct is to add back in all the breads, potatoes and sweets and just try to eat them “in moderation”, which usually leads to overeating for me.
I told SIL we’d have an “off plan” meal at the end of this (and maybe one a week afterwards) and she says to me,”Yea, but I’m afraid I won’t want to stop and I don’t want to ruin what we do this week.”
She is right.
I hate to admit that.
Part of me knows that complete deprivation from any splurge can lead to a binge later on, but part of me knows that I don’t have the best luck with having a treat and then getting back on plan. So, I have to think about how I’m going to handle this.
I know I’m going to want something “off plan” a.k.a. more than a lean meat and veggies, but I know I also want to be able to corral that into one evening and not let it turn into the entire weekend. Hhhmm…This is where the Do [hard] comes in and I think I’m ready for the challenge.
Meanwhile, I’ll be back another day to let you know how my visit with the trainer went today. We did and update on stats, etc. It was an interesting visit and has me thinking on more of my goals with regards to fitness.
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Maybe you need to reframe how you view your 'off plan' meal. Make it *part* of your plan. It's easier when you know you can have something more indulgent and it is planned for and not 'illegal' or 'wrong'. It's perspective and then that is enough rather than thinking you have to go all out and get back on plan the next day.
Wow! No sugar/grains – that takes commitment but you've got a lot of that. I hope it all goes well!