I usually just jump into things and never think them through because I always feel if I over-think it then I'll find some reason to not do it and finally talk myself out of it. I want to make a permanent change in my life and so it has to be a sustainable change - I'm tired of being on 'a diet' or 'some eating plan'. I just want to live.
In my last post, someone advised that I should look into the LCHF way of living and I've been fascinated by the information I've read on it so far - and it looks as though many people are saying the same thing about it but giving it different titles. This is the plan I want to go with because it has a better chance of me not obsessing about weighing my food or checking the exact calories, just as long as I know what I'm eating and every meal is pre-planned. It will take some time to get used to it because I still have no idea what to eat when because my life has been carb-based for as long as I can remember, especially breakfasts but I will make this work somehow.
In the meantime, I've made the following changes... I've replaced all cooking oil to strictly EVOO and EVCO plus I no longer use margarine (entire household), and have replaced that with unsalted butter. I've stocked my freezer with frozen vegetables, e.g. broccoli, brusselsprouts, mixed veg, frozen berries and NO frozen yogurt or ice cream. The lack of frozen yogurt and ice cream is unbelievable for me - I lived for those! There are no processed meats and I won't be buying those again.
The reason I'm making these changes for my entire household is because I'm the one who cooks and I cannot cook different meals for the rest of the family and something else for myself. They still love pasta and rice and noodles and so I'm changed theirs to white rice, egg noodles and brown pasta - I still have to read up if these are the best alternatives but for now that's it.
I've let go of sugar and I miss coffee. Most people don't understand why I can't have my coffee or tea with cream but I cannot bear the thought of coffee without real sugar. I cannot use 'fake' sugars either because I tried to use them a few years back and I experienced the worst cases of acne breakouts of my life and I'm still trying to find a way to get rid of the marks and scars they left behind!
Small changes food-wise, but at the back of my mind I know I'm a carb addict - and I need meal ideas pronto!
Is anyone else following this plan and how are they finding it? I need all the information I can get!