Nourish not Diet
I’m two and a half weeks into my “cutting” diet and it feels great. In fact, it doesn’t feel like a diet at all. It feels like I’m nourishing my body the way it’s meant to be nourished. My energy is is up, I’m feeling super positive, and the scale is dropping. Not that I’m watching. Of course, I haven’t cut out things like fruit or dairy. I won’t do that until about 4 weeks out and even then I don’t think I’ll cut out fruit completely. I’ve been limiting my grains but that’s what I’d like to be do anyway because I’m not convinced grains are the holy grail of nutrition that “they” make them out to be. Later this week PMS will hit and that will be a whole other monster to battle. Bring it on hormones. I have a punching bag now. In the meantime, I’m enjoying the benefits of eating clean and wondering why in the heck do I even want junk when I can feel like this? We’ll see how easy it is to stay disciplined when those cravings hit in a few days. Does anyone else battle hormonal cravings?
Speaking of PMS, this was my 9 year old son’s conversation with his (pregnant) teacher yesterday.
My son: (looking at teacher’s belly.) I’m glad I’m not a girl so I don’t have to have a baby.
Teacher: (Not sure what to say.) Yeah.
My son: Or have that red bleeding every month. Yuck.
Teacher: (Less sure what to say.) Mmm…yeah.
My son: Or get mean and grumpy to everyone…ummm…what’s that called…oh yeah PS.
I’ve noticed the better I eat the less severe my PMS. Hopefully this month I’ll be less “mean and grumpy”.