I feel like I’ve successfully incorporated the first two week’s priniciples into my new food lifestyle.
The idea is to eat three full, healthful meals a day, eventually moving towards lunch being the largest meal, and dinner the smallest. And surprisingly, I have been able to do this. I don’t really need to snack in between now.
I think the small, frequent meal diet (which I tried unsuccessfully for a long time, on and off), is not for me, and I had to realize that.
In addition to eating this way, I AM COOKING several times a week (yes, thanks in large part to Trader Joe’s where I get many components to create good home made meals).
The week 1 goals of the Yoga Body Diet are:
1. Drink warm water throughout the day. (I’ll plan to drink herbal tea)
2. Eat mindfully. Pay attention to the main three meals of the day. Even if I have to buy lunch, I will take a break and eat it. I may buy some lunches from Trader Joe’s to make starting the habit easier to jump start.
3. Ten minutes a day of deep breathing.
I give up.
It’s been very hard to do some sort of drastic diet, esp. one that focuses on weight loss. I need to work on how I eat, which is TERRIBLE for me. That will help me meet my ultimate goal of being healthy, and the intermediate goal, of looking great at my brother’s wedding.
I’m going to follow the loose guidelines of the Yoga Body Diet. I’ll only weigh in periodically. I’m back at 160 this week.