I am not really one to jump on bandwagons – especially diet ones. I love food way too much. And I typically do pretty well eating healthy (enough) and exercising. This holiday season, however, I plummeted into an eating abyss. Sweets, sugar, snacking, chocolate, late-night snacks, sweets. Oh, and by the way, my number one problem is sweets. I know it sounds crazy and luckily (or maybe hopefully) you would never notice unless you were with me constantly – but I have an unbelievable, and at times uncontrollable, sweet tooth. And eating sweets leads to just eating more junk and stuff I don’t need. And honestly, I do believe that eating better would just make me feel better overall, but again – I like food too much and haven’t been willing to give up stuff. But I want to give it a shot.
So to start the year (beginning today), I’m restarting. I’m not going on a diet. I’m letting my digestive system, metabolism, and eating habits take a break and reset. I’m going to do the Whole30 – I’ve had numerous friends do this and they all loved the results, mainly how they have felt. And it’s only for 30 days. Anyone can do anything for 30 days! Obviously the ideal, after the 30 days, is to not fall right back into the old habits, but knowing myself, once I can reset I can better control my habits.
The overall goal isn’t weight loss. I don’t even own a scale, so this would be difficult for me to track. The goal is to feel better: physically and mentally. I know I’ll be able to do it, but I know it won’t be easy. Honestly I think the hardest part will be the planning (and maybe yogurt…I love yogurt). Anyway, I’ll post updates here: how I’m feeling, recipes, etc. If you’re also doing this to start the year, feel free to share some recipes and/or ideas. Megoirs is giving me a great start, but the more the better!
Wish me luck! And good luck to everyone on their new years resolutions, whatever it may be!
START DATE: JANUARY 5