Hey guys! Happy Saturday to you!! Hopefully you’ve all got a great weekend ahead of you. As for me, I have to work, but at least I enjoy my job.
So today I thought I’d come clean… & tell you all how I’ve been falling off the wagon a bit & not eating the cleanest. Definitely not up to the standards I normally like to hold myself to. I’ve been stress-eating & eating things I normally wouldn’t want to eat… & putting on a bit of weight. Definitely NOT enjoying seeing the scale creep up on me.
My plan is to limit things like the above… & get back to my focus on REAL food. I’m pretty sure my lack of sleep is NOT helping things, so I definitely plan to work on getting more of that as well. Sleep is so very important for just about everything.
My other plan is to cut out artificial sweeteners again. Yes, again. They seem to keep creeping back up into my diet. Not cool. There’s really no need for them. A bit of stevia or Just Like Sugar on a rare occasion (because those two are much more natural, IMO), but really – no need for it. I don’t want to be putting the artificial sweeteners into my body. I also don’t want to be consuming added refined sugars… going to try & stick with the natural ones – like fresh fruit! I’m adding a bit more of it back in.
At one point I felt it was best to have your fruit with a fat, or protein to slow the blood sugar spike, but after working in our Nutritional Biochem lab & doing blood glucose experiments on ourselves – it’s looking like the fiber in fruit definitely does aid some in slowing the blood sugar spike. It’s not always easy to pair the fruit with a fat & sometimes it just adds more calories… easier to just grab some fruit & go sometimes. I’m still NOT a fan of juicing though! Well, at least not if that is ALL you are having & aren’t pairing a fat and/or protein with it. If you want to view my thoughts on juicing, click HERE.
Anyway… more fresh fruit for me, especially if I’m feeling I need something sweet. I’m also going to try & pack a few more veggies in & am contemplating cutting out dairy for a month, just to see how it goes. I may… or may not… give it up. It’s tough, I like my grass-fed cheese & butter. I think I will keep the butter in though, since that has minimal dairy/lactose in it.
My shopping haul from this afternoon…
FYI – Kombucha (GT’s) is on sale at Target!
I’m going to be focusing more on some of these goodies I got today…
Lots of good stuff for my gut… hopefully it’ll help straighten it all out. I think straying from my cleaner diet has messed it up.
Basically, I’m going to make sure lots of fermented items are in my diet, as well as healthy Omegas, fruit, veggies, eggs, & grass-fed meats. The good stuff. #realfood
Well, that’s my confession. Phew!! Glad I got that all off my chest! Now I just need to hold myself accountable… or now you guys can help hold me accountable too – don’t want to let you all down!
So tell me – how do YOU get back on the wagon? Are you falling victim to all of that sugary Halloween & pumpkin stuff too?