Friday, 17 April 2015

Dieting ..... Again!

I have decided enough is enough I need to sort myself out and lose some weight and generally get healthy for my own good! I know this isn't the first time I have said this but I have been so down about the size I now am, I need to do something about it. I am not going to go on yet another faddy diet, they don't work! I am probably about the same weight as I was when I started the celebrity slim diet last year. I feel like doing something like that does shift the weight but it is so easy to put it, and more, back on.

So this time I am taking a totally different approach. I love my food and surprisingly I love a lot of healthier foods. With this in mind I am going to cut out all the unhealthy snacks I have as I'm sure thats my biggest problem. I'm also trying to just switch different parts of my diet to the healthier options. An example of this would be the last few months I have been using almond milk instead of cows milk. I have been doing little switches like this for a while but now that I have a couple of weeks off work I am making some bigger ones.
I am following a lot of vegetarian/vegan gluten free types of recipes. I have never been a big meat eater so cutting that out isn't a problem at all. I was actually a vegetarian for 6 years. I've never been told that I should be eating gluten free but I just feel like I should .
I have decided to try and keep track of what I'm eating with a food diary. It is so hard to be honest in these but I also find myself thinking 'maybe I won't eat that because I will have to write it down'. It should also hopefully help me see where I am going wrong.
I definitely feel better and less bloated when I am eating these sorts of foods so hopefully that's a good sign. I also realise that I need to start doing exercise along with the healthy eating! Oh no! I'm not going to go daft and join the gym all of a sudden but now that the nicer weather is starting I'm going to try and get out walking and on rainy days do some exercise in the house. Probably just following a dvd or a YouTube video.
The final part of my new get healthy plan is I'm going to try and not eat after 7pm at night. I've heard its something you are meant to do. Could be tricky but I'm going to give it a go, it can't hurt to try surely.
I'm going to try and do some posts on the changes I'm making and updates on how I am doing. I am hoping to do a Whats in My Fridge? and a Cupboard Essentials, but at the moment this is what I'm dealing with!

Yeh.... so once that is sorted out hopefully I will get some posts done. Is that something you would be interested in reading?

I am really looking forward to eating healthier and trying some new things. I just feel like this is the way to go. I am not going to stop myself eating anything because I will just crave it and when I finally have it I will eat so much more than if I just allow myself a little bit when I want it. Here's hoping this works.

Do any of you struggle with your weight? Anyone got any tips for me?

Julz xx

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