Half of the “diet” battle is your ability to recognize when a certain diet of lifestyle is NOT working for you, and change it. I’m constantly switching it up, because the things that worked for me in the past may not always work in the future. That being said, I have known for quite some time now that “diets” that are extreme or that restrict me severly NEVER WORK FOR ME. I end up feeling deprived, out of control and binge eating. That being said, I have unfortunately fallen into a pattern of restricting myself a little too much lately, so I am back to my mantra of “no food is off limits”. Portion control has always been my best friend, though. Here we go. Fresh start. Sky’s the limit.
I love mini-meals and eat frequently throughout the day. Since my daily caloric intake should be 1200 if I want to reach my weight loss goals, I’ve devised what I’m calling the “200” Goal. My day consists of 6 mini-meals of 200 calories each. This is perfect for curbing cravings and keeps me eating often and feeling satisfied. Breakfast-snack-Lunch-snack-Dinner-dessert. Voila! So far…it’s working!!!
Sometimes you just need to step AWAY from the kitchen, lock yourself away in your room and meditate on what you want your body and lifestyle to be. I don’t want to be an unhealthy, unhappy over-indulger. And it may take a few moments of clarity to get back to the right state of mind and realize that. Besides meditating, as I also mentioned before, I also check out “fitness inspiration” (aka fitspiration or fitspo) via web. It’s important that I mention it’s FITNESS inspiration and not “thinspiration” or another term that enforces eating disorders. The goal here is HEALTH and HAPPINESS. 🙂
Found this great recipe for all natural snickerdoodles. I’m posting the recipe as is, but I think I may try it on my own with almond flour instead of whole wheat. I LOVE cinnamon and snickerdoodle flavors, so this was a great find!
When you want to eat an entire pint of ice cream, don’t fret! Reach for Arctic Zero, a healthier, all natural alternative with 14 grams of whey protein, 8 grams of fiber and only 150 calories in a full pint.
I added 4 tbsp of fat free whipped cream and crumbled my fit brownies into mine for a total of 260 calories! I’m totally indulging like a “fat kid” guilt-free!! You don’t need to starve, or feel deprived…just hunt for healthy alternatives.