There are the 3 things that I learned or I should say re learned:
1. I wasn’t listening to my body. Our bodies communicate with us ALL the time. My body “talks” to me the same way your body “talks” to you. And you know what? Our bodies know EXACTLY what it needs and it is our responsibility to stop, listen and decode the signals.
So, looking back over the last month I realized I wasn’t truly paying attention. I was mindlessly eating, not checking in and not using one of my “go to” tools to better connect to my body and modify my diet and habits if something wasn’t working.
The first thing I needed to do to take off these pesky 6 pounds is pay attention to what I ate and how it made me feel so that I can listen to my body. The best way to do this is by WRITING IT ALL DOWN. I use a journal that I specifically created for the Positive Body Program. You can also use any journal you have lying around. The point is you need to write it all down.
2. Learn your food allergies. I learned that wheat is not my friend. We used to be pretty close. I even played around with eliminating or decreasing my wheat intake. Third time’s a charm and I made it official. We’re totally breaking up, once and for all.
Here’s the deal: wheat causes inflammation in the body. PERIOD. Not everyone is allergic to it but I believe most people have a sensitivity that causes them to not fully digest wheat hence the muffin top and junk in the trunk. Wheat is not real so we are not eating a real food…wheat has become so processed that our body doesn’t recognize it and as such won’t fully digest it. It’s sad but that’s the reality we live in. Wheat is a proven contributor to bloating, fatigue and weight gain.
Just recently I eliminated wheat from a clients diet and she lost 15 pounds in 6 weeks. It sounds simple and for some of you it may very well be easy. For others not so much. That’s ok though. That’s why I’m here to help so that we can do it together!!
3. I WAS NOT planning. There’s a popular saying: Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. Boy is that true!
If you know me you know im not a big cook BUT in order to lose weight or even maintain your current weight you have to plan. Normally, I take some time on a Sunday or Monday and prep a few things for the week. That way I can come home on a busy work night and easily make a healthy meal. I make a soup, a batch of quinoa or brown rice, cut up my veggies and maybe even bake some chicken. Nothing crazy and nothing complicated and I’d use these ingredients to make simple meals during the week.