I don't really believe in diets because I'm well aware that our bodies NEED carbs, protein, vitamins A-Z lol, as well as FAT to not only provide our bodies with the nutrients it needs to build our cells as well as repair them when necessary, but to give our bodies the energy and warmth needed to stay alive! Soooo, I've given up on anything that tells me that I have to "lower or completely eliminate my ___ intake" (w/ the exception of JUNK FOOD...I can deal with that hehe) or those diets that make me drink weird stuff, so that I can "cleanse" my system when really all it takes is some old fashion fiber and tons of water! :)
Plus I plan to be more physically active (Lord, help me find the motivation) so it's vital that I eat right or else my muscles will start to tear itself apart and wreak all sorts of havoc. I learned this the hard way a few years back. While at face value, I may have seemed like the picture of health constantly watching what I ate and exercising 4-5 days a week for at least an hour everytime, I was pretty deceiving to say the least and what made it even worse was the fact that I honestly thought I was doing the right thing. I lost all this weight and felt good about THE WAY I LOOKED, but I was pretty much starving myself while simultaneously tearing apart my body. I look back at that time now and realize how incredibly far away my mindset was from where it should have been. I was hurting myself without even knowing it just for the sake of looking in the mirror and thinking "wow, I'm skinny..I look good!" when really I felt like a big pile of fat free POOP and my whole body hurt all the time :(
I've marked 2010 the year I will start my journey to a healthier me inside and out. I want to say "Healthiest Me", but that might be too much pressure haha. I'll take it one day at a time doing little things that take me a step farther towards my optimum health. I don't want people thinking I've fallen into the "black hole of hollywood standard death" or that I'm emulating what I see in magazines because quite frankly I'm very happy at where I stand on the scale. Ultimately, I want to look good, but more imporantly, FEEL good. And besides, buried deep down underneath all the fame, money, and photoshopped glory these Hollywood robots are all miserable!! Why?? well, because....THEY'RE STARVING!!
For breakfast earlier this morning, I had some old fashion whole grain oatmeal, which is of course packed with fiber, but it's also a good source of protein, complex carbohydrates, and iron. It's great for those people who are trying to control their weight because oatmeal absorbs ample amounts of water, which slows down your digestion making you feel full longer.
I don't even have to tell you that h2o is my BFF!
I also had some apples, which normally I prefer strawberries, raspberries, any sort of BERRY, but any fresh fruit is a-ok!
I had my oatmeal with 1% milk because I can't stand the taste of skim.
multi-vitamins!! I take the ones from Costco :)
Hope everyone is having a wonderful first week of 2010!