I have been doing a lot of reading lately on dieting and planning an appropriate diet, where you get all your nutrients and all your vitamins but where it still tastes good.
I believe that processed sugar is not great for you, but I believe if you practice portion control and serving sizes, you will do fine with eating a balance of sweets and nutritious foods. That being said, I do not believe that you can live or subsist on a diet of treats alone, nor if you are entering a competition where they are going to evaluate your body, do I think you should indulge in these treats. However, if you are only trying to maintain a healthy diet then these habits or portion control and serving sizes will be very beneficial.
I read, in a book, I believe it was Eat, Pray, Love, that the Italians never eat anything, they taste everything but eat nothing. It's a habit to sample all the food in front of you but to not eat everything. I don't believe in wasting food, but I believe in second and third helpings if you need them. That would be the way to truly be able to manage your weight.
So that is my goal for the next 21 days. I am going to manage my portions and take second helpings if I am hungry but all my meals will be manageable and won't leave me stuffed. I will use my hand as my guide for what size of portions I should be eating. Maybe even my plate division, but I am going limit my treat intake to just weekends and during the weeks I will stick to the 4 food groups to maintain my diet and we will see how that goes.
Also as I am on a weight loss cycle right now and not onto maintaining my weight yet, I will be having two protein shakes a day as a meal replacement, one at breakfast and one for a bed time snack, I will post some more recipes that I try in the future in case anyone else wants to join me.
The next 21 day plan will be exercising, getting back on that stupid Wii fit and making those programs work for me, and doing my Jillian Michaels DVDs. Bikini Body 2012 is going to be smoking!!!
6 years ago