If you fread my blog from the website vs. a reader, you probably have noticed that even though I lift weights twice a week, run or elliptcal 3-4x a week and don’t sit around much….my weight hasn’t budged.
I lost 4 lbs a few months ago, I have gone from a size 18 to a size 14 since January because of my workouts, I’ve lost a bit of fat, but not a lot, but my weight…is samsies!
My trainer asked me how I was doing weight wise and if we need to go back to weekly weigh ins just to help me get focused and stay on track. We discussed what I’ve been eating and its not all that bad, but its not that great either. I need to cut out the carbs that aren’t complex, besides maybe one cheat day a week. I need to eat simple protein, veggies and fruits can provide the carbs that I need..and I need to otherwise cut out the rice, pasta, taco shells, too much bread…boo. She’s not telling me to go all Atkins or anything, just watch the carb intake and limit it to fruits and veggies the best that I can.
I was informed that eating when you are trying to lose weight is fuel, its not supposed to be interesting, fun, tempting all that special, its food, its fuel, its the basics and I need to stick to them. I’m going to be hnngry and I can eat, especially after workouts, but no more cheating at least not til the weight starts coming off consistently.
I was given the example of “clean eating” to follow. Simple ingredients, real food. I looked it up on Amazon and I saw a few books one being the “Eat Clean Diet” by Tosca Reno and a couple of cookbooks that she has published to go along with it. I think I’m going to buy them and try them out, let you guys know what I think! I just need ideas. I think I understand clean eating but I need some hand holding on what the heck to shop for and what to make!
Do you guys have any suggestions? Eating clean sounds good doesn’t it?
I better start cleaning out the cupboards and fridge!!