Saturday, January 28, 2012
Day 14 of The Reboot - Almost Done!
I'll be honest, the last couple of days for me have been rough. There's been a lot of stress in my life around work and finances and it's made me want to reach for comfort food. Comfort food, for me, feels like a nice, warm, loving hug from myself even if it's terrible food for my body.
I have been listening to my body more these days and have discovered that I actually do need a bit more protein in my diet in order to really feel healthy. Despite drinking plenty of water, I've had dark circles under my eyes during a good part of this and decided to deviate from the menu a bit in order to get a bit more protein. On day 12 I scramble a couple of eggs and have been doing that for the last couple of days. Just 2 eggs a day in the morning with my fruit and it's helped tremendously. I wonder if the couple of years I spent playing football and packing in the protein has changed my body's need for protein.
We have deviated from the menus a bit during this process mainly because of left overs (there's a lot!) but also because there are a few recipes that we didn't exactly care for. But, we've stuck with the recipes within the plan whenever we've changed things. We've still lost weight and we still feel good so it seems as though you don't have to be strict and stick with the meal plan as stated for each individual day, which is fantastic in my eyes.
The one thing about the program is that it takes some meal planning and cooking. It seems as though my girl and I have spent the majority of our time these last 14 days either putting together our grocery list, shopping, washing, chopping, juicing or cooking all of our meals. With both of us working, we have to plan ahead for lunches and dinners, as well. It takes some time but it also helps you to see just how important it is to feed your body good things. Preparing your meals should be seen as an act of love towards yourself. You're giving your body what it needs to live and thrive. It's an act of self love.
Going forward I am going to change the portions on my plate at every meal in order to add more fruits and vegetables to my diet. Before the reboot the portions on my plate were roughly 50% protein, 25% vegetables and 25% starch. After the reboot my portions will be 50% fruits/vegetables, 25% protein and 25% starch. It's a much more healthier way of feeding my body. I feel really good about this.
Here's to a healthier me!