The last time I really made a concerted effort to lose weight following a diet plan was with Weight Watchers. Insert several years and I am back to where I was pre-Weight Watchers.
I went to the library and have now read many books on nutrition. And I’m amazed by how many books there are on healthy eating and plans to either lose weight or improve one’s health. Wow. I’ve been living as a recluse.
Michael Pollan’s Food Rules and The Omnivore’s Dilemma were thought provoking. So was Sugar Nation by Jeff O’Connell and Cuisine for Whole Health by Pauli Halstead. The UltraMetabolism Cookbook by Dr. Mark Hyman has some tasty recipes. And I’ve enjoyed the Primal Blueprint book and Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals by Mark Sisson too. He’s very easy to read and understand. He makes living fun!
Here’s what I’ve been doing for the last month. Three meals a day, each with a mix of protein and veggies and sometimes fruit. I’ve consumed few grains, but have added whey protein powder and healthy fats instead. No snacks. No counting calories or points. I’ve eaten lots. And I mean lots. Probably too much. No extreme exercising and most days no exercising because of an injured ankle. But I’ve lost weight! My muffin top is goin’ down. And I’ve noticeably less swelling in my hands.
I like feeling this way. No sugar crashes or endless eating in the afternoon or evening. No cookie cravings or needing to have a sandwich or missing my oatmeal. It’s honestly been OK. I’ve tried new recipes, most of them keepers, and enjoyed new taste sensations along the way. What’s not to like about that?!
There’s still more books I aim to read on nutrition, but I’m enjoying this new adventure in eating without having to count calories, etc. What about you? Have you found a way of eating that is healthy and fun?
Next time I hope to explain more about Leptin Resistance.