Thursday, January 28, 2016

Road Trip

I don't cheat with wheat EVER.

But if I'm to be honest, I have had a bit of rice, some french fries, potato chips, and a few pieces of candy a few times since the two years I have been eating this way. 

This is what I can say about doing that. 

Whenever I do that, I always can correlate it to a week or so of bad eating, cravings and such following that slip.Then I usually gain a bit, feel depressed, crave more sweets and the cycle continues, and I struggle to break it and get back on track. That doesn't happen when I stay away from sugar. 

When I say bad eating, I am not talking about wheat. Again, I never have any. I am so sure that it is the root of many problems that I don't ever have it. 

But if you are looking to control that surge in appetite that makes you overeat, or the urge for something sweet that makes you overindulge, it is best to stay away from all processed foods including sugary treats and such. 

I've learned eating healthy and losing weight is really not about will power, it's about controlling your cravings and appetite and that only happens when you keep your blood sugar stable. 

The ups and downs in blood sugars are the problem. The downs follow a surge in blood sugar caused by eating sugar, and carbs are just chains of sugar.

But the best advice I can give anyone, including myself, is to realize the big reason you chose to eat this way which is better health. And if you slip consciously or unconsciously, then get right back on track. 

One slip doesn't matter. If you were going on a road trip and made a wrong turn, you wouldn't turn around and go home. You would readjust your plan and head towards your destination.

Happy, Healthy Travels!

Thought for the day:

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

January 2016

I like January.

 I didn't realize I did for many years. That's because I love Christmas and the whole joyfulness of the holiday season. January felt like a let down. A drab, dull, grey month following on the heels of the festive, colorful, merry and bright, month of December.

But January is quiet. It's a reset month. It's a pause and reflect month. It's a make a list, start a new project, out with the old and in with the new month. It's like a nap month after a long hard holiday partying month.

Parties are done, gifts are given, promises and resolutions are made. The whole year lies ahead. What to do with it?

I have taken a break from blogging, but January feels like a good time to put my thoughts and ideas back out there.

I hope you will follow along to see what 2016 has in store.

Thought for the day: Breathe and release anything that does not serve you.