So I haven’t really mentioned it here, but in the last two weeks I have been transitioning the way I am eating. I joined an 8 week eating plan over at Detoxinista.com because I have always loved her recipes and wondered how I could transition to that type of lifestyle myself. We are only in the middle of week two, and it has already been quite the learning experience. I have learned that I stress eat, and apparently my most common desire when stressed is a big ol’ deep dish pizza. I have also learned that I have ignored the hunger cues my body has given me – I did not pay attention to when I was actually hungry or actually full.
I am learning so much. I love how it has eased me into the transition by first working on changing what you have for breakfast, then the rest of your day in week two. I have never felt so full so quickly – I can’t even finish my salads for lunch or my veggie plates for dinner. My breakfast smoothies are delicious and keep me full. I have also, however, had some very interesting abdominal pain I did not expect. I have always thought I ate in a healthy way. After experiencing my body adjusting to an increase in my intake of vegetables, I am starting to wonder if I really was healthy like I imagined. Today was a super stressful day – and I was so proud of myself over something that probably sounds so silly. I cancelled my class at Barre Bee Fit and had already dialed the deep dish pizza place on my way out of class. I took a second to think. I hung up, went home, worked out at Barre Bee Fit, and made a veggie filled healthy mini pizza on my own when I got home. Why is this a big deal? I have never been consistent before. But I’m getting there