Did you know that your appetite is a direct result of how much sugar you eat? In other words if you eat less sugar, you won't be hungry. And, isn't that the key to being able to stick to a diet?? The truth is that you are eating foods packed with hidden sweeteners that deliver a belly-fattening Sugar/Carb Value.

Monday, January 9

It's been a good day

Monday starts the week

So, today is the day that I start eating healthy.  I am reminded of a drawing I made when I was in therapy for depression a few years ago.  It had two lines on it that I want to be my mantra!  "I CAN PAMPER MYSELF WITH HEALTHY FOOD"  and "I CAN TREAT MY BODY AS A TEMPLE TO MY SOUL"

Today, I have eaten a great salad with tuna and olives and a serving of vanilla fat free yogurt.  It is a good start.  I will be starting my food log on fatsecret.com again too, so I can put my numbers here.

I have to eat what is in the house now.  So, until I get rid of things, I will be counting calories and doing weight watchers simply filling.

Sunday, January 8

The changes from the original plan

Part of the reason that this strict Belly Fat Cure didn't work for me was the lack of dairy.  I love yogurt and learned long ago that the benefits of putting live acidophiles bacteria into my diet are many things including digestion and preventing yeast infections.  So, I am doing the Belly Fat Cure, but I am including fat free/sugar free yogurt every day and not counting the sugar.  From everything that I have been reading, lactose, which is the sugar in dairy products, digests differently in the body than all other sugars.

Another reason that I had trouble was the cost.  It is far cheaper to buy a package of bagels for $2.99 and have it last a week rather than buying a pound of ham or turkey ($7) and have it last 2-3 days.  Even if I cook my own meats and slice them, proteins are expensive.  So, this time, I am going to work on learning how to improve my "perfect protein" combinations of rice and beans to supplement my meats.  One of the tough parts of this option is that all other protein options are full of carbohydrates too.  So, we will see if this works.

Time to stop dying and start living

I am back!  It's been almost a year.  I drink too much and eat too much.  I have terrible sleep habits and last night I spent 6 hours thinking I was going to have a stroke or heart attack while the palpitations in my heart roared in my ears.  ENOUGH!  I am back on the wagon.