The nutrition will always be something I struggle with maintaining. I learned that I a) grow bored with eating healthy and b) sometimes fail at the preparation part. I will buy the salad fixings and be gung ho for about a week and that’s when things kind of falter. My friend turned me onto a website myfitnesspal.com which can help you see what you are eating by adding the foods into a daily chart online. You also add your exercise for the day on the chart and it helps you calculate your progress. It even tracks how quickly you can lose weight based on your recorded food and exercise each day. I like that this helps you really see what you are eating and will work on making my daily charting.
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I have become more aware of adding more fruits and veggies to my diet. I slacked off for a few months and came back to it in January. The last month or so I made greater efforts to bring fruit with me to work and add veggies to my lunch. I’ve also started buying fish. My goal is to increase that and decrease foods with preservatives. I abandoned the insulin resistance diet a few months ago-but started taking cinnamon in hopes it will help the blood glucose levels. I think the one big thing that will help is if I kick sugar. This will definitely mean going through withdrawal and really get on with planning meals more precisely so I don’t go hungry. I think I’ll start by writing down meals that I can make and will likely eat. Lots of raw veggies and chopped fruit should be on hand. Now I need to psych myself up for this.
A couple months ago there was a challenge at work to add more steps daily and “strive for five”. It helped motivate me to look at what I was eating. I wasn’t very good at getting 5 servings of fruits and veggies but caused me to be more aware.
About a month ago I started looking at the possibility that I am insulin resistant and found a “diet” book (I hate that word!) on a new way to eat. It taught me to balance my foods- carbs and proteins- to help with the insulin production in my body. It’s going to take some getting used to because I have to work on organizing things and having foods prepared ahead of time.
I’ve also started to become more mindful of organic products and have added some items in my diet, like soymilk. The soymilk actually started when I thought I was lactose intolerant. (I took Chantix to stop smoking and it seemed like that triggered the intolerance.) Regardless, I haven’t gone back to regular milk but once and awhile at work with no problems.
I’m going to keep working on using fresh foods- not boxed and frozen if I can help it- and less eating out at restaurants. One day I will get the hang of it!