Brandon and I have decide to try the Eating for Life Diet for the next six weeks (we started with dinner last night)!!!
Things like this come so easy for B but i'm sure he is thinking I won't stick with it so I am determined to show him that I will!!! I figure, if I write everything down and keep track of what i'm eating and how i'm exercising, it might keep me focused.
Here's the thing, I have pretty much always been a picky eater(although my taste buds have grown-up a lot since being with B). My days usually consist of eating Hot chocolate,Crispix Cereal an orange or two and whatever we decide to have for dinner. In between breakfast and dinner it's usually, handfuls of goldfish crackers, reduced fat wheat thins, chocolate, cookies,pita chips, pretty much anything that is easy to snack on. OR, i skip eating all together and eat nothing because usually once i start(snacking) i can't stop!(i may suck on mints or hard candy). Oh, and LOTs & lots of WATER! ( i keep my BIG water cup full all day long)
Some days i think to myself, "i have not put one healthy thing into my body today" or "i have not put anything into my body today" !!! I know, it's not good!! I get what I think are these great ideas like becoming Anorexic just until I loose 10 pounds and then i will start eating again (my food intake has really depleted in the last couple of weeks).
so, when Brandon said "why don't we try this just for 6 weeks" i thought, i kind of would just prefer to starve myself but now the more I think about it what could be better than eating 6 times a day!!!!!!
Now, my days will look something like this.....
*Breakfast: something like a nutrition shake or eggs & wheat toast YUK!
*Midmeal: " " apples & cheese or oranges & hard boiled eggs ( i can probably do it)
*Lunch: turkey sandwich on wheat bread or chicken noodle soup (getting better)
*Midmeal: nutrition shake or berries and cottage cheese (rethinking the cottage cheese)
*Dinner: chicken, flank steak, last night we had french dip sandwiches (no problem)
*Dessert or Snack: i'll probably skip this one because i don't like to eat after 8 pm
so far this morning i've had a glass of Carnation Instant Breakfast. which i expected to be better than it was!!!
anyway, the book has some pretty good recipes (at least for dinner and lunch). The smoothies and nutrition shakes are made with Myoplex Lite powder.
There are very specific ingredients for all the recipes and it also shows what kind of "sides" you should eat with a meal which is nice. It also comes with a menu & a shopping list so you know what to buy!!! We went out and did our shopping yesterday and it was quite expensive but it will be worth it.......RIGHT!!!!!! After our 6 weeks are up we will hopefully be able to tell if it is working and if we notice a difference in our bodies!!!! Wish us LUCK!!!!