During the month of January I’ve been really trying to eat better. I cut out sugar and all carbs. Well that lasted about 7 days! Then I added some carbs back in Mostly, beans, nuts and legumes. I started doing the Slow Carb Challenge through Ashley Benson Fitness. It’s been great! It’s been hard too, but great!
It’s a 6 week commitment; and believe me, it’s been great remembering that it’s a commitment at times. I’m in week 3 right now and let me tell you …
I SEE RESULTS!!!
I’ve lost some lbs. and about 1/2 an inch! yay! You won’t be able to tell if we run into each other, but I can tell and I feel really great. And, I don’t drink coffee anymore, or at least for the past week! (I can’t seem to enjoy it without sweet flavored creamers, so I just quit drinking it!)
Have I ever told you I get hungry often? like really often? Even if I fill up really well at a meal, give me about 1-1.5 hours and I’m hungry! It’s crazy. I guess that’s a fast metabolism? Not sure. Either way, that leaves me cooking, snacking and eating a lot. Snacks are really hard for me. Before The Slow Carb Challenge, snacks usually involve some sort of carb, give-me-that-full-feeling, sort of food. It did make me feel full, but didn’t do my body any good … weight-wise or nutrient-wise. I’ve had to be really creative, and honestly, put in some time, to making healthy snacks that I enjoy.
Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be blogging about my experiences with The Slow Carb Challenge: snacks I’ve learned to love, interesting dinners I’ve made, and things God is teaching me regarding eating. I hope you enjoy it!