Back to reality… Goal #1 – Gluten Free!
I started a journey to better health in 2011. I did diets and I lost a lot of weight. Plain and simple. But this time was different than others. Although I would never do that diet again, because at this point I don’t believe in fad diets –I have seen so many people try and fail, over and over, that is when it all started. My hunger for more information on real health. Why was I overweight? What was really happening with my body? How could I FIX it, not just lose numbers on the scale.
After doing that diet and keeping weight off for quite a while (I gained a little back), I hit a lull. I wasn’t losing, I was still working out, but nothing was really happening. Something had to give. So I kept reading, I kept learning and figuring out my body.
I was introduced to FMD (fast metabolism diet) by a friend and immediately I was put off by the name. I knew my body couldn’t handle another crash diet. But she’s a smarty pants and told me to do it, read the book and learn. And so I did. This is not a post promoting FMD, it was just my gateway to learning so much about my body. Also, her “diet” stands for “Did I eat today,” which made total sense after reading the book.
I did the diet (which isn’t really a diet as much as it is changing your eating habits for life) and I realized that’s what I needed. A life change, not a diet. So I took everything I’d learned over those 2-3 years and put it to work. I felt better than I can ever remember feeling. Maybe ever, but definitely since before having kids.
It’s still a mission, daily, to keep a healthy lifestyle. To eat clean and be picky about the food I’m putting in my body. It’s always been a struggle, but after doing it for so long it definitely gets easier. But even as much as I know, as much as I’ve learned and as easy as it got after a while, it’s still just as easy to fall off the wagon.
So this is my journey back to reality. I’ve found that my body works so much better and I feel so much better when I’m gluten free. Although I’m not celiac or allergic to gluten, my body hates it. So that’s where I’ll be starting. At some point I may work my way back through FMD, because it’s a great way to keep myself on track with meal planning. And if you’re new at this or really looking for a good, life changing plan, I recommend it. But for me, for now, since I already know what I need to do, I’ll be making my own plan! Disclaimer – I tend to fail more when I “think” I am going to do this on my own, so I may be back to the book faster than I thought, ha. –
My first step is to go (mostly) gluten free. It isn’t because I have to, but because my body just feels better when I do. It will not happen all of the time, but some of the time is okay with me to start.
I will be sharing any fun and delicious gluten free recipes that I enjoy. One of my favorite things to do when I am working my way back into healthy eating is creating and experimenting!
Do you follow a particular “diet” or do you follow a clean eating “lifestyle” plan?