Finally Changing my Relationship with Food
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
It's only taken 40 years, but I feel like I am finally changing my realtionship with food.
After several months of alternating being on and off my WW plan, I finally went back to what was successful from me a few years ago: the Core Plan, now known as Simply Filling. For those who are not familiar, its basically eating "clean", non-processed foods. I am eating AND enjoying vegetables, fruits and lean meats. I am trying new things and loving it. Trader Joe's has become my favorite store. Who knew foods like couscous, greek yogurt and hummus could be so yummy and satisfying?
I am feeling good, the numbers on the scale are slowly but surely getting lower and I no longer get light headed when sucking in my bloated tummy while walking :)
The best thing is that cravings have been significantly reduced and when I'm hungry, I actually think about what I am putting in my body and HOW it will affect my body. A bag of chips from the vending machine, only leads to another bag and swollen feet. A handful of almonds and some grapes leaves me satisfied for a few hours and there's no guilt trip.
It's cliche, but I am really understanding the phrase "you are what you eat". When I eat crap, I feel like crap. Do I avoid junk all together? Of course not, but the portion sizes have been significantly reduced while still satisfying my cravings.