Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Healthy Food Habits

Firstly, sorry for the extended absence. After Friday nights reality check I realised I had some thinking to do.

Unfortunately the weekend was SO busy no thinking got thought…

Well, at least not consciously. But thoughts are always swirling I guess.

I came to a realisation this morning. I am overwhelming myself with the need to get this perfect. Eat this many points, that many calories. Do this much exercise at that intensity. It is too much for my small (and now blonde) brain to cope with.

So it comes down to this.

What do I want?

I want a healthy mind and body.

Do I care about skinny?  No, not really. But being truly healthy will entail being smaller than I am now.

So for now, there is no more point counting. No more calorie counting. No more striving for a perfection I am not capable of reaching.

I am breaking this down.

Each week I will remove one bad food habit, and add one good food habit.

This week I will start eating a piece of fruit every day.

And I will stop eating potato chips.
I have gotten into the habit of eating 3-4 large bags of potato chips a week (Smiths Cheese & Onion are my favourite). But the amount of calories in those things is ridiculous. Plus the fact that I always get the ploops afterwards.

Every Monday I will share another + and – that will be coming into my food life. I will be developing good habits one at a time while removing bad habits at the same pace.

If anyone has any suggestions of good food habits I can look at bringing into my daily life, I would love to hear them.


Katie Johnson said...

I love your approach! That's what I did too: drop one thing, pick another good thing up. One tiny step at a time. I felt too overwhelmed to do more at first. Best of all, you're listening to yourself and your feelings. You're feeling overwhelmed but instead of quitting you asked yourself, "What am I going to do to change this to something that works for me?"

Cait said...

just came across your blog! it's fabulous! you have some great insight on your posts!