At the beginning of this month, I wrote about how I was going to try the Slow-Carb Diet as a way to prevent myself from eating every bagel and piece of cake I see at work. The diet in a nutshell is eating no carbs or dairy during the week and having one cheat day where you can eat anything you want. I stuck with this for maybe a week, until I realized it is not realistic for me at all. I love bread. I am miserable without any carbs. I do intense fitness classes almost every day and cannot go all week without fruit, bread, grains, etc. I did feel like I was eating super healthy during this one week, especially when a coworker would eat a bagel and I had the control to turn it down. There are just some mornings (especially after a night of drinking) where I wake up and need one of these:
I have been trying to eat as healthy as possible, but decided to allow myself one carby meal during the day. As long as it is not cookies or white flour, I think it is totally fine. As most of you know, I am participating in a Refine Method challenge called the Refine Resolution Challenge. Not only do I have to take 36 classes in 3 months, I also have to follow 8 rules if I really want to see changes in my body by the end of this. I was given an extra challenge for two weeks of adding vegetables to every meal and keeping a food journal. I really don’t like keeping food journals, I think because I hate writing down when I eat 5 pieces of chocolate or 2 margaritas. I know that is the whole point of a food journal though! Adding vegetables to every meal really was not hard at all, and much easier than cutting out carbs. I would eat omelets filled with mushrooms and spinach, salads for lunch, and some sort of protein and veggies for dinner.
Daisy enjoyed taking on the challenge with me!
You can see all of my food photos (and Alison’s, a fellow Refiner) on our Pinterest Food Journal!
There is also great article on the Refine Method blog today about adding veggies to meals instead of restricting certain food groups. I definitely had more success adding veggies to meals instead of cutting out bread during the week. I will continue to eat this way, and hopefully can avoid the pumpkin muffins and bagels at work every day. Margaritas on the other hand? They will never leave my diet.