***Following up on my last post... The Next Step - Better Nutrition***
I started off by visiting eat clean sites and printing recipes. Then, I made my list and went to the grocery store. There was a recipe that called for stevia in the raw. I got to the store and that stuff was too expensive for my liking. I didn't buy it. I didn't make the recipe. I hear all the time "Eating healthy is too expensive" and while I've told people no, it isn't... Well, I may be rethinking it. I dunno. I have changed quite a few things in my eating along my journey like switching to ground turkey, eating more veggies, and going for whole grains. I read labels and make the best decision I can by checking fat, sodium, and calorie content. I don't buy cakes or cookies or ice cream or anything sweet. I don't drink a gallon of Dr Pepper a day anymore either. I drink water water water water.. and more water. So it's not like I eat terrible.. I just want to be able to eat a little better. There is always room for improvement :)
I'm doing a pretty good job at listening to my body and deciding when I'm hungry and when to stop. This isn't something that's learned over-night and has been a process for me. I'm definitely an emotional eater and I can put down some food when my mind isn't right.. Holiday food is easy to get carried away with as well. My family is dealing with some personal battles and I would be lying if I said I haven't had my share of bad days lately. I have some really good days where I do great with eating and stay on track. I get to the gym and have a killer gym session. I get decent sleep. Then there are the days that I sleep in cause I got zero sleep and it sets me up for a hard day. I have my super emotional days and I don't eat right. I eat whatever is easy and convienent at the time. I'm not the kind of person who likes to spend hours in the kitchen. I like quick and easy.
So I did find a couple recipes that turned out pretty good and thought I'd share them.
Slow Cooker Pomegranate Chicken
Momma's Roadhouse Chili
I need to look at some more sites and find more recipes. I need to open my mind to new things.. So I'm going to keep pushing forward and try to keep my head in the game and my mind focused... Even on the hard days. I know I can do this. Stay tuned for more nutrition talk..