Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Change of Mind and Heart

I've had a change in mind-frame lately and possibly even a change of heart. I am taking a break from "calorie counting" and leaning more toward healthy-living as a whole. I am going to try intuitive eating for a while.

Now, don't get me wrong, counting calories is great! I lost 40 pounds with the help of counting calories, exercising often, getting enough water in daily and enough sleep, as well. It really works! However, right now I am not wanting to lose weight.

Wait a minute, did you read that right? Yes, you did. My goal right now is not to lose weight. It really is to just be healthier and feel good about making healthier choices.

However, trust me when I say, I still have weight that I want to lose. I just don't want it to be my main focus right now. Right now, I want to spend some time working on what is going into my body with intuitive eating. I want to spend some time building up new good-for-me habits. Habits such as, picking up fruit instead of chocolate. Habits such as, picking natural, fresh ingredients for my meals instead of what is quickest. I am going to spend some time working on these things because it just feels right, right now.

If you've been reading for a while now, then you already know that I'm a big fan of planning ahead. Particularly, I enjoy planning my meal and exercises weekly. Well, this week, I bought a ton of fresh produce without a plan. I must admit, it feels really good to make up meals according to whatever fresh produce we have on the counter. It saved us money this week, and got us eating a lot of fresh produce that we normally wouldn't have eaten.

Monday night: chicken taco with vegetables, cheese and sour cream.
What about you? Do you count calories or eat intuitively? What works best for you?

1 comment:

  1. I've started buying fresh produce weekly and then eat it as the week goes on. I always have a ton of chicken, beef, etc. on hand, so I'll just mix something up when I get home.

    Best of luck with the intuitive eating! I think in the end, that is where I want to get to as well, as good habits, will lead to a healthier lifestyle.