Small Changes, New Habits
Friday, May 3, 2013
So lately I've been feeling a strong desire to change my overall diet and eating habits. I've been feeling sluggish and lazy and I know it's because I'm not eating well. And it's not that I don't enjoy most healthy foods, because I do. But it was more of a habit I had gotten myself into. Diet Cokes every day, fast food on the run, over-eating even when I was full. Just things like that.
And I finally made the decision this past weekend that I need to make some changes. I'm not going to claim that I'll change overnight. But I'm just going to attempt to do a few small things at a time. This week, I'm cutting out sugar and Diet Coke and I'm attempting to eat four small meals a day. From what I hear, you feel amazing after a few weeks without sugar. I sure hope this is the case because I'm only a few days in and it doesn't feel so great! It is so eye opening to see how much I looked forward to eating certain things during the day, now that I'm going without them. And to see how much I depended on them as a little treat or pick-me-up. I consumed so many empty calories because I just felt like snacking or was out running errands and felt like I needed a Diet Coke in my hand.
So my goal is to make small changes that eventually lead to new habits. I'm eating a lot more greens and a lot less carbs and sweets - not to lose weight, but just to feel better and have less blood sugar swings that lead to that lazy feeling.
I enjoyed the above tuna salad with avocados today. So many great options, I am excited!
Anyone else cut sugar out of the diet for a while? How long until you stop craving it so badly?