Re: So, week 2 of 2017, how are your new year diets going?
I try not to make drastic changes as they tend not to be sustainable but have made a few moves in the right direction - I now avoid sugar, wheat, baked goods etc. but will have some once a week, maybe. I feel much better since kicking sugar. I won't lie, I still crave it like crazy, but I used to eat it so much, looking for that fix, and it never completely satisfied me. This is my attempt to limit to the really good stuff - if I bake cookies with my kid, I will have one with him.
It seems to be paying off - I have lost about 10 pounds in the last 6 months. Thinking of it more as a marathon, instead of a sprint. I have more to lose, but I am healthy, and happy.
Making a lot more spiralized noodles lately with a special peeler I bought - zucchini, sweet potato, carrots, you name it. They in no way resemble actual, delicious, pasta, but I actually quite like the zucchini, especially if you top it with a tasty homemade bolognese sauce.
Since I get free lunch at work, I eat it, but limit the carbs, like removing the bun if it is a sandwich, and getting a double salad. We always get fruit, which is good.
Making vegetables and fruit a priority for my son and myself is expensive, but we don't tend to buy snack foods, so it balances out.