It’s hard to reprogram yourself after 30 years of life. Personally, some days I struggle to stay on track. Usually it’s when I’m not prepared. You know the excuses – there’s nothing good to eat in the fridge and I’m starving, or I’m at work, didn’t plan for lunch, and it’s scalding hot outside. I don’t know why I do it, because I feel like crap immediately… mentally and physically. That bag of chips or bun is not worth a day on the toilet (TMI?). And it doesn’t even taste that good or fill you up! Especially if you compare it to some of my LCHF (low carb/high fat) meals.
So, I’m declaring now, that I will choose LCHF over crap 100% and I will make every effort to be prepared (after all, I was a girl scout for 10 years).
I’ll tell you what makes a low carb diet practical for the long haul. FAT. Good fats are key to satisfying your hunger. If I eat lots of protein and about 30-50% fat, it’s amazing how much less food I need (‘cuz it’s not all filler!). So, I just need to keep repeating this to myself.
Rule #1: Eat lots of protein, don’t skimp on the good fats!
Rule #2: Don’t fall off the wagon, it’s a slippery slope.
I feel like once you go down that sugary road, it’s hard to make it back unharmed. Once your body gets used to the horrible things you’re putting it through, it’s easier to make bad nutritional decisions. So stay strong with me, and put nothing but awesomeness into your body!