Tomorrow is November 1st. I'm excited to start something new.
I want to try and eat super clean for 30 days. Maybe one cheat a week. But by cheat I mean some dark chocolate. No M&M's. No Doritos. Just the good stuff. And in reality I should be committing to eating clean for longer than 30 days but I can't. I don't want to let myself down. Lately I have a hard time committing to anything so I need to take this one month at a time, or even one day at a time...
I've been doing some new things. I started seeing a new Dr. to try and get my hormones and my anxiety under control. The results have been wonderful! I'm taking some new herbs and a new progesterone cream and I'm pretty excited about it. I think the last thing left to do is to seriously change what I'm putting into my body. I eat pretty good, lot's of veggies, lot's of lean protein... but still this last weekend I ate In N Out. I ate a veggie burger with tons of amazing melty cheese and french fries, then finished it off with half of a milk shake. And I didn't feel great after so it's just not worth it! I've also been obsessed with Tootsie Rolls this last week! It's horrible.
I've been doing A LOT of research on clean eating.
They (Jamie Eason, Tosca Reno, Sarah Fragoso from Everyday Paleo) all say changing your body is 80% nutrition, 10% genetics and 10% exercise. I believe it.
And I want to feel good. Really good. When we put good things into our body, we feel better, we sleep better, we have more energy, our mood is better. It's all around the best thing we can do for our bodies. And we should want to feel good, right??
So this means preparing meals and snacks ahead of time and always having something on me that is good for me.
If anyone wants to do this with me, please do! It'll be a fun challenge with great benefits! 30 days of feelin' good!
And I'm hoping that I'll feel soo good that I won't ever want to dabble in the junky stuff again. I know it gets to a point where that stuff just doesn't sound appetizing at all. And there are sooo many other options out there! Even when we're craving sweets there are things we can eat other than a Snickers bar (my personal favorite). I found www.chocolatecoveredkatie.com. It's all about healthy desserts. And really, they look and sound amazing. And they are filled with things that are good for you like chick peas and beets and oats and flax seed. You have to check her out.
So here we go.
Time to eat clean.