So in a post yesterday, I touched on my eating habits and how that was changing. Yes, as of today I am officially on a diet, not juuust to lose weight, but a diet of the mind - to change my relationship with food.
My relationship with food and my eating habits aren't all that great. Sure, I make nutritious dinners for my family, especially little A. But I truly need to push myself to be healthy, no joke. I like fruits and vegetables, but the truth is, I am addicted to sugar.
There. I said it. Completely. In. Love. With. SUGAR. Twizzlers, Arizona teas, sour gummy worms, Skittles, everything chocolate... I consume(d) on a daily basis. BAD.
Not anymore. I want to be healthy. My goal is not to get thin, it's to be satisfied with how/ what I'm eating, and not letting food control me anymore.
Why do humans *Americans especially* place food on such a pedestal?! Mcdonald's here, BK there, Super size or triple size it! Food is there to keep our bodies going, not for us to obsess over.
I'm cutting out red meats, empty sugars, dairy *but not completely, I love cheese*, and whatever else I find to just not be up to my standards. 3-4 vegetarian meals a week.
And I just need to make more of a schedule for yoga. I love it, but I need motivation to make it past the second week of doing it pretty much every day.
I'm sure that blogging will help me stay more on track, since it's not just me I have disappointed if I fail. By the same token, I'm wierd about my weight so I'm learning to shift my focus from dropping pounds to getting healthy, which is SO hard..
But I know I'll be happier with myself once I just change the way I think about food.
So here's to new, healthy beginnings- and a lot more food posts! :)