Looking back over the last 7 days I know that I haven't made the best choices. I weighed myself today because I felt it was time to face the music and although there was no gain (How is that even possible???) I still know that I need to get this under control.
My relationship with food should be emotionless. It should be about fuelling my body to run further and faster, to get stronger and become healthier. I should eat because I need the food not because I want it in some attempt to cure the blues or shake of the effect of a stressful day. I am not perfect with this approach yet but I am trying, little by little, to get there.
I am not a big believer in detox, at least in the celebrity-inspired drink only lemon juice and vinegar way that we so often read or hear about. Instead I think that its important to get your body and mind back on track after a few less than perfect couple of days by pumping yourself full of nutrients. Its vital to re-focus on all the good things that you been missing by overloading on fresh fruits and veggies and whole grains and get the sugar and fat out of your system so you won't crave more and keep repeating the cycle.
Today I had a huge serving of fresh berries and yogurt for breakfast. In fact it was so huge that a co-worker asked if it was anti-oxidant day. And don't worry I shared the fruit (spread the wealth right??) so I didn't overload on calories. The rest of the day was good too: Whole grain vegetarian sandwhich and an apple for lunch and a whole grain granola bar for a snack. Up next is a big ol' plate of steamed veggies and some chicken. Should be good and I am truly looking forward to it!
So here's to getting back on track. I'll keep you posted on how the week is progressing.