Weekend is over. Boo. But it was well spent considering the wealth of knowledge I embarked on… and all the
arsenic almonds I ate. Here’s how: I started reading this book I bought while out thrifting for jeans. I am a big Dr. Oz fan so I figured for $2 it was a good buy…Mind blown. Most of the book is about how your body processes and responds to food, but there is sooo much more info! Even how the battle between “to eat or not to eat” takes place…There are other chapters about exercise, recipes, surgery (if it’s your thing), meal planning, etc. The most fruitful information I received was supplements that I need to be taking. Here are a few new players…Cinnamon being one of them. Mind blown. The biggest change I already am making is fat. Carbs make up less than 30% of my overall eating, protein about 30% too, but fat is about 40%. Most of my meals, like last night’s love fest, look like this…I am going to up my carb intake (whole grains of course) and reduce my saturated fat intake. This is going to take a lot of patience and learning over the next few weeks as I adjust my eating– which I have not really adjusted in about 2 years. I’m also eating more low glycemic foods, meals, and snacks such as this…I’ve been maintaining weight and have been cool with that. But, I learned soo much about inflammation, cholesterol, and omentum (brown fat) that I need to really, really help my body out. I didn’t realize how much my body puts up does for me. She’s my new best frennnn!
This is the beginning of a beautiful relationship with my inner body. I expect great things!!
Fats, carbs, protein. Which group is your primary eating style? How does that work for you?
2 thoughts on “Almonds and Adjustments”
I’d say about 50% of my diet is just fruits and vegetables! I suppose 25% is whole grains and the rest is fat and protein. I’m not sure if this is how it should be, but I’m happy with my health and body. I think everyone is different and needs to find what’s right for their body 🙂
Great balance! I too eat a ton of veggies daily, I just don’t count them in my macros. I may eat fruit a few times a week. I try not to intake much sugar unless I am just craving it… working on controlling that too! And yes, there are so many different ways to eat healthy.. There really is something for everyone! 🙂