I tried something new yesterday. In addition to tracking my calories I made it my goal to limit processed carbohydrates. I didn’t snack on a serving of pretzels, nor did I eat toast with my egg white omelet. Instead, I replaced those things with more vegetables, and I felt satisfied all day.
Am I devoted to not eating processed carbohydrates anymore? Not really. I just wanted to know what it would feel like to go through the day without wrapping my lunch in a low-carb tortilla or adding an alternative bagel or toast, and it wasn’t as horrible as I might have imagined in the past.
I like counting calories, and I like feeling how I felt after my meals yesterday so I’m trying it again today. I was worried that I might feel lethargic during my workout too, but I didn’t. Carbs add up when you’re eating fruits and veggies, and I’m okay with that.
It took a little extra effort to prep my food for today, but I’m glad I did it because it won’t be hard to stay on target. (I hope I didn’t just jinx myself.) I’ve also decided that I won’t eat out until I leave town again a week from today. That may not seem like a long time, but for someone who eats out regularly that’s a big goal. And I’m resolved to accomplish it.
What are you doing for your health today? Will you workout? What’s for lunch and/or dinner?