So last week I started an official 'clean eating' program.
Over the past 6+ months I've been following Amanda (of Amanda's Daily Dose of Awesome or her previous blog Me vs The Bulge), and absolutely impressed of her efforts to not only loose weight, but compete in not one, but two sports model competitions!
I got Amanda to write me a tailored clean eating program and stocked up on good, healthy, clean foods. Protein, brown rice, sweet potato, heaps of vegies and fruit and supplements.
I already ate fairly well, but had a shocking sweet tooth (afternoon chocolate, biscuits etc), and sometimes deserts. Then on weekends my eating fairly well would go well out the window!
So I started last week as I said, and have had success already! Weight and centimeters have both been lost, and my sugar cravings have (almost diminished). I'm feeling more awake, less tired, and have more energy.
It's amazing how just a few changes in your diet can make such a difference - even to someone who wasn't eating crap day in day out!
I don't see this as a 'diet' at all. It's a lifestyle change, and can see myself sticking to it. Yes, I've had a few set back (especially those office occasions where cake is bought out), but for the main part I'm sticking to the plan. :)
At the moment, my aim is to continue to build up my running (to complete my first 1/2 marathon here in Darwin in July), and also continue to build muscle and strength.
Amanda is about to launch her meal/exercise plans soon - so keep an eye out on her facebook page!
Q Have you made any changes to your meals/diet lately?