FOOD!!!! I’ll be the first to admit: I LOVE FOOD! Sure, there are types I can do without; but, food is life. Literally and figuratively. Since I’ve begun this journey towards losing weight, I’ve had to break up with a lot of food!
To be honest, I’m handling this break-up better than expected! I’m sure the hamburgers aren’t shedding a tear, as there are a lot more people out there consuming this stuff. So, yeah, don’t cry for me, hamburger!
I guess my mindset is focused on. I do have food cravings from time to time; but, I remind myself:
Do you really not want to look like this? EVER?
I’ve cut a lot of stuff out of my diet: Pizza, burgers, Sweet Cereals, and Soda, to name a few.
It’s a process, and I’m not saying I’ll NEVER go back to my “exes”; but, it’ll be in moderation, AND when I’ve gotten a good amount of weight off. I don’t want to have buyer’s remorse!
So, what are some of the things I’m eating now, you say? Well, instead of red meat, I’m eating chicken, turkey, and, when I’m in the mood for it, fish. I drink 2 protein shakes per day: 1 within an hour, post-workout, and one before I go to bed. 8 ounces each. I make fruit smoothies, with yogurt, fresh and/or frozen fruit and almond milk, in place of regular milk. I do like using frozen fruits to give the smoothie a thicker quality. I was told a trick was to eat 6-7 raw almonds, 3 times per day, with a bottle of water. I have done some reading on them, and they provide a variety of benefits when eaten in moderation. (search health benefits of raw almonds)
There are to major battles in the war against fat: Food choices and exercise. Once you get your choices going in the right direction and begin an exercise regimen, you should start seeing results in around 8 weeks. That’s a general rule of thumb. Each one of you is made up differently, so what may take you less time to see results, may take another person 8 weeks or longer. Just stick with it! You’ll be glad you did!