So I’ve been a little bit MIA lately and really it’s because I haven’t had much to report. I’m still plateaud on the same weight I was when I last weighed in and it’s due to me being silly and eating crap! Fortunately (that’s right I said fortunately because being perfect would suck!) I’m not perfect and old habits do seem to creep in from time to time. I put it down to me “being human” and as annoying as it is I’m the only one who can get myself out of this terrible mess!
Just when I think I’m being strong I seem to find chocolate wedged in my hand approaching my mouth for ultimate food craving satisfaction! Oh dear…
So the past week I celebrated my four year anniversary with my lovely man! Time flies when you’re having fun! Just look at those amazing flowers he got me, he knows I’m a sucker for flowers, anything that pretty is welcome on my kitchen bench any time! We also went out to dinner to the very first place we had our very first date! Dinner was amazing too.
We also dropped his parents off at the airport on Saturday morning for their amazing holiday to Bali! Very jealous! Mandy, Chris’s mum, is having her birthday over there and has swam with dolphins to celebrate, now that would be amazing!
So Chris and I have the house to ourselves, plus his younger brother. So far I’ve cooked some pretty decent things making sure there’s protein and vegies in there and giving the boys huge serves! But then of course because there’s pasta and rice I’m eating it too. Woe is me! On the plus I haven’t put on any weight but on the negative I’m eating things I probably shouldn’t. Well it’s not that I shouldn’t eat them but I shouldn’t be eating the amounts I am!
RIGHT – operation clean up nutrition mode, ACTIVATE!
I’ve been doing quite a bit of reading up on clean eating and healthy eating, even raw nutrition as well, there’s plenty of yummy looking recipes out there for it and it’s great for those with intolerances. I’m going to start incorporating bits and pieces of all of the above into my diet. I’ve found so many great websites that offer information on all the above and provide recipes too which is awesome! If you’re interested in recipes for the above these are some great websites to check out!
I have scoured these websites for plenty of healthy recipes which just so happen to be pretty damn clean too!
The only “issue” I have with clean eating is the cost. Because you do have to supplement quite a few ingredients for healthier ones it may add up to be pretty expensive at first but if I incorporate just a few things in and give them a try I can see whether I’m able to really stick to this kind of nutrition plan and go from there.
I’ve recently come across a brand of quinoa, lentils, recipe bases and also stocks called “Celebrate Health”. You can find their website here: http://celebratehealth.com.au/
I found it in my local Coles while I was checking out the health food isle. At first it was the packaging that caught my eye but I picked it up and gave it a good read and I knew pretty much everything on the ingredients list and also found it’s great for anyone with an intolerance! It’s gluten, nut and dairy free so it’s a good find for those with any of those intolerances. It also has no preservatives in it too and there are plenty of flavours! If you get a chance check them out!! I plan on buying the Butter Chicken and Teriyaki Chicken and giving them a try so stay tuned to see what I create!
Onto my 80 questions
Question 38. Have you forbidden yourself from any type of food?
I can’t say I’ve “forbidden” anything in particular although I have pretty much eliminated crappy fast food from my diet. I don’t eat McDonalds at all along with all the other burger places around. The only “fast food” I eat on occasion is Nando’s, who I think is probably one of the healthiest out! Plus they have the best tasting chicken I’ve ever had… EVER!
I try to limit the crap I put into mu body but of course some days are harder then others and of course I’m going to make slip ups but that’s life!
Question 39. What do you usually have for breakfast?
I like to change things up but lately I’ve been loving my whole grain Bagel thins with light crunchy peanut butter on top, YUM! I love a good scramble or even just soft boiled eggs with soldiers to dip in. Every now and then I’ll have some ceral if I’m in a rush or a few pieces of fruit.
Question 40. Do you have a cheat day?
When I’m behaving myself and am properly following a meal plan, yes, I sure do! I usually would have this on either a Saturday or Sunday. I think it’s important to have a day or a meal a week that you can indulge a little bit, treat yourself!