Well folks, this is the end of my second week to my new healthy lifestyle! As most of you know it was also Thanksgiving on Thursday. This year I had three Thanksgivings. I very much so indulged in each of them. You would think after my first couple Thanksgivings I would learn my lesson and not over eat. That was not the case. But what I did do differently this year is I didn’t waste my calories on foods I was already familiar with the taste and I chose not to add it to my plate. I also made sure I had a serving of vegetables with each plate. Excluding dessert, of course. Aside from these three days I would say my eating has improved as I am putting what I learned into practice. I really do believe my note taking from other fitness and health blogs is quite beneficial. No, I am not using every piece of information they provide, but I am using what I think would fit my lifestyle. I am still in the process of using Chi’s Action Plan. It’s a great organizer, I just need to do it now and hang it up somewhere I will see it.
This week I took notes from Wharton’s blog post called, “Dominations the name of the game. Conquer bad eating habits when stressed.” It was very informative if you ask me. The biggest thing I got from it was making connections with my stress and my digestive system. Wharton explains, “There is a strong correlation between stress and the digestive system” When I am sick or others are sick, my first thought is, “oh no boost your immune system!” Now when I become stressed I can think, “oh no you are affecting your digestive system!” I say this because I love the human body and the way it works. After learning how the digestive system is affected by stress I tend to be more aware of what’s going on with me.
The next blog I took notes was from Tyler-Rae’s post, 5 Steps to Creating ‘Healthy’ Habits.
In Rae’s post I really like the advice she gives about to live and don’t become obsessed. I feel like those who start the Keto lifestyle become obsessed with it and aren’t living. I know I will eat desserts every now and then my whole life won’t be revolving around only eating fruits and vegetables. I know it wouldn’t last long and I would be back to my old eating habits that got me here in the first place!
I tried to have a food diary this week by using pictures instead of writing things down. It went fine for a day. I didn’t continue it after that. I don’t that it fits into my lifestyle. I did learn when I was taking pictures of what I ate I never got a second helping. Possibly due to the feeling of guilt that I would need to get a picture of my second helping. Instead of getting a second helping I remembered my goal was to be eating a serving of vegetables with every meal. So instead I got a serving of vegetables. The next thing you know I was full and I didn’t need that second helping!
Next week I start my notes to incorporate exercising! Stay tuned everyone!