Monday I started making changes to my diet. A lot of changes actually. I am not alone though, I have two other people changing their diet as well. We decided to go on the Mediterranean diet, simply because it is something we can keep up for the rest of our lives and there isn’t anything we can’t have.
The basics of the diet is you eat a lot of fruits and veggies and you only get 3 red meats a month. Also, you only get 3 sweets a week, which is where I will be having trouble. I love my sweets and sometimes it’s the only thing that settles my stomach. Though, red meat is what usually causes my stomach to have issues in the first place so I might be okay.
Basically, you follow the food pyramid that you learned in elementary school.
It’s rather simple and you get so many calories based on your starting weight. I won’t go into my current weight, it’s rather embarrassing. I once lost a lot of weight and then ended up gaining it all back. I am back to my high school weight, but I don’t look as fat as I did in high school.
Anyways, I have lost 3 pounds so far just this week and that is without the exercise that I am supposed to be getting. I am using the excuse that my puppy gets in the way and I can’t do my yoga, but I know she would probably just sleep in her bed while I got in my exercise.
The best thing that is coming out of this is that I am actually learning to cook. And not just throwing something in the oven to heat it up, but actual cooking. Like tonight I made lemon pepper flounder, shrimp, and steamed kale. I learned that I actually love kale and the health benefits are amazing. I’m so excited to learn how to cook healthy dinners.
I think I have had steamed vegetables for dinner every night this week and I can’t get enough of them. I had steamed green beans last night and those were amazing. It’s so amazing how healthy you can cook with so little. I wonder why I haven’t done this sooner.
From now on I want to post at least one blog a week about how my health and fitness is going. The only goal I have is to eat healthy and work out on a regular basis. I want to lose weight, but I want to focus more on the health benefits instead of being so stuck on a number on a scale. Don’t worry, I won’t bore you all to death with what I eat everyday. It will be a weekly check in to share if I lost any weight and what things I struggled with the most. I will share my favorite new recipes as well!
I can tell you right now the two things I am going to have the most trouble with is the sweets and actually eating all the calories I am supposed to eat. With all the junk food taken out of life (not ALL of it but most) it’s hard to eat all the calories I am supposed to eat.
I’m following the yellow brick road to the land of healthy!