This past week was a low mileage week. I ate some things I really shouldn't have. Got lazy when I shouldn't have.
Not all was negative...I did do something worthwhile this week! I researched clean eating. I read up on the different levels and variations. I have heard much about the new eating style and like every other "diet" (I use that term very loosely) I wanted to see what the masses were saying.
Clean eating is truly more of a eating plan and less of a diet. Those of you who know me know that I had a ton of success on a low carb diet about 7 years ago, however, 6.5 years ago I became a vegetarian. That makes low carb dieting extremely difficult as most meatless protein sources contain carbs (I do eat eggs and fish but you get sick of them after a while!). I do remember that when I was on the low carb regime I ate small frequent meals and it seemed like I ate all the time! This diet promotes the same timing with smaller meals to keep you full throughout the day.
My obstacles will be:
1. I must plan my meals (I get LAZY!)
2. I must make sure I get enough protein
3. I must eat enough (I tend to under pack lunches and end up starvin' marvin'!)
I think this plan has variations from the extreme to what I dub to be "realistic" and I am going to try to make the majority of my eating fall into the "clean" category but not fault myself if I have some "non-clean" items in a day. There is only so much you can do!
I know I feel better when I am juicing - why??? - because there is no crap in my food...because it is healthy...because I end up eating more then I normally do when "dieting". I am anticipating the same from this plan.
I will not give up my coffee or my wine. Sorry folks - there are just some things that need to stay close to the heart! I will give it a week and re-assess to see where I am...and I will not obsess over the scale while I am in my week phase (I didn't say I wasn't weighing in but I won't cry when I do.)