Sunday, February 21, 2010
In an effort to cram as much awesomeness into one day, I had a free hour to meet with one of my best friends for coffee to talk about something really important to her. Because of that, when I got home, I was too hungry to photo document my delicious dinner and simply made it, dished it up and fed my sister and I.
One of these days I will do a tutorial of something delicious. I'm not very good at following through with that lately. Thanks for sticking by me even though I'm unreliable.
I had a fantastically ON PLAN day. Something struck me yesterday in BitchCake's post. Something about "eating beyond taste." I tried to listen to myself today and decipher what I was really hungry for. I felt snacky around lunchtime but knew I wasn't actually hungry. With Bikram in the plans just an hour and a half from then, I decided to cut up a ton of fresh fruit and garnish it with vanilla yogurt and a dash of cinnamon. I FUELED myself instead of FED myself.
I want to try to live this way also. I'm not going vegan, and I can't wholly give up convenience food, but I at least want to eat what my body needs.
My goal for the rest of this week (through Wednesday) is to continue to hit my 8 Good Health Guidelines daily. That means drinking water, taking my vitamins, getting in correct servings of veggies, fruit, lean protein, dairy and whole grains as well as conducting some sort of physical activity and avoiding alcohol and sugar.
When I plan my meals around the GHGs, I'm rarely hungry and I'm generally full of energy.
Have you ever thought of "eating beyond taste?" Eating things to fuel your body rather than feed your cravings?