Waking Ideas Publishing - Health & Life Stories
Written By Danny Nicolas
Last summer, I was very successful in changing my eating habits for a period of 5 months (through to Thanksgiving). I lost 15 pounds of dead weight, bicycled at least 3 or 4 times a week, gained some muscle, and felt great. Fast forward through the traditional food holidays to mid March and I had gained 10 pounds of dead weight, felt terrible, and was out of shape again. So in the last weekend of the month, I decided that it was far past time to get back to eating healthy.
Over the past 12 days, I've been keeping track of all the food I eat. I've tried to do this with various levels of success in the past. This time, I'm recording not just what I ate, but the calories and non-fiber carbs. Also, all my meals are cooked and eaten at home. This helps because immediately after eating, I sit down and enter the information into my spreadsheet.
When I look at the results so far, the thing that stands out the most to me is that fish is incredibly filling. I bought steelhead fillets and shark steaks early last week. The days that I ate fish, I stopped craving other food. Lesson learned, I'm making fish part of my regular diet.
This past week I've been focused on lifting weights for my daily exercise. I also ran roughly 3 miles in 1 mile segments at 90% speed. This next week my focus is running, with the goal of 3 miles per day. I'm not going for speed this week, just endurance training to get back into the habit of going for longer distances.
Published on Sunday, April 8th, 2012 at 11:25 am | Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.