Monday, January 5, 2015

A Hectic Day 1 of Eating For Energy

Today started out at Mach 2 (twice as fast as the speed of sound) and hasn't slowed down, but I have managed to squeeze in most of my fruits and vegetables. Two big salads helped - one for lunch and one for dinner. I feel very full and satisfied and energetic. I feel good.

I allowed myself a treat today - several piece of perfect chocolate candy. My 20-year-old daughter, who is on a mission trip in Finland, up near the Arctic Circle, sent a package of of Fazer (pronounced fatser) chocolates. It arrived today, a belated Christmas gift. After having a short tasting party with my family, we sat down to dinner and I filled up on soup and lots and lots of salad. Because I filled up on salad, I have no desire for any more chocolate. And that's a good feeling, to have allowed myself a treat without going hog-wild. In an hour I may feel different, so right here, right now, I commit to having no more sweets before I go to bed. Hold me to it. 

More and more, I am beginning to feel that if I will focus on filling up on healthier foods, I will naturally scale back on the less healthy foods, allowing them to be what they were meant to be - treats. As the days go on and I feel better and better from eating healthier overall, I may take a week or longer off from any sweets. I will navigate week to week as I figure things out.

One thing is for sure: If I am going to eat healthier overall, I must keep my house stocked with foods that are good for me, namely fruits and vegetables, and some good proteins and grains. Eating for energy. That's what I'm doing. 

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow's Post: The Must-Have Staples for an Energetic Life

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