It’s the New Year – Time to Get Your Resolutions in Place!
I added a category to the website – Journey. Indeed – this is a journey. It’s time consuming and takes commitment. Did everyone start off today with goals of health? I’m not a big fan of the New Year’s Resolutions actually. We need to resolve daily to make commitments we can work with.
I had my share of carbs yesterday – champagne, pizza, pasta, beer etc. They were OK. Future cheating (yes – it’s OK to plan for this) needs to be higher-enjoyment foods like Thai, Mexican, or Chinese. A lot of Mexican foods can also be prepared low-carb, just not too common when dining out. Today I started out with a few eggs and a cup of tea. I’m going to have some coffee too. Certain things are going to be in my diet that have carbs, no matter what. I’m hooked on green drinks, which have around 2 carbohydrates per serving. This isn’t high by any stretch, but all should be considered.
I’m drinking an Amazing Grass Green Superfood drink. I like them. Try one out, they have small packets available at Whole Foods and the Vitamin Shoppe’s, etc. They have a ton of nutrition in them and give you energy. I think they help with digestion and immune system too, eh – just my thoughts. I like them. Otherwise, I had a few fried eggs today.
Different people have different start points as well as how they follow the discipline of the low-carb lifestyle. Some people jump into what Atkins referred to as induction; highly limiting any fruits and vegetables, and keeping their carb counts under 20 per day in hopes of getting into a ketosis state, where the body is burning primarily fat for energy. Others slowly adjust to low-carb living. Whichever you decide is best for you – stick with it and monitor it. Not everything is for everyone and what got you here was a different path than everyone else too, the rebuilding will take time also.
It’s not easy – but it is simple!
Seriously – You should have fun with everything you do, including your low-carb lifestyle. It takes trial and error, and we will talk about some methods you can incorporate into what you do, and some tricks and tips about overcoming stalls and re-motivating too in the coming months.
To get the new-year-low-carb going right, I’m going to be hitting an all-you-can-meat restaurant for dinner. On that note, enough blogging and off to eating.