Usually I dread weighing myself but the past week has just been amazing. I am not saying it hasn't been hard to get back into eating healthy. It really has been hard and has taken quite a bit of prep work but now that I have my motivation back it just seems so much easier. I really want to eat healthy again. I am realizing how much better my mind and body feel when I eat healthy foods. It's great to feel like me again! :)
I have had trouble with sugar withdrawal this week. I am pretty sure I haven't had any sugar since last Monday or Tuesday. Maybe I shouldn't say that I haven't had any but rather I have had very little sugar. I have been very careful about it. I am not against sugar at all. It is just that I know that if I give in to one sugar craving right now I won't be able to stop. So for me right now it is easier to do without and I am okay with that.
I have had a few moments this week where I was tired and craved sugar so badly but once I had a healthy snack I seemed to perk right back up. I think it may take me a little while for my body to adjust to no sugar and stop craving it so much.
This morning I tried a new smoothie. I will share the recipe below. It tasted awesome and was super healthy and filling. I love my smoothies!!!
The Pudget Peanut Butter Cheesecake Power Smoothie
1 cup of Almond Breeze
1 1/2 cups of spinach
1 medium organic carrot
1 medium banana
3/4 tbsp of peanut butter
2 tbsp of fat free/sugar free Cheesecake Pudding mix
3 packets of Stevia
6 ice cubes
Mix all ingredients in a blender or Vita-Mix and blend. Enjoy!
This will hold me over until lunch and then I will probably have either a tuna melt or an egg salad sandwich, some veggies and dip and of course some wonderful watermelon. I love watermelon!
I am going to be putting together a list of foods that I want to have in my house this summer that will make my life easier and healthier. Of course fresh veggies and dip and watermelon are three of my favorites but I want to come up with a "go to list" that I can always look at when I am busy and need some ideas.
What do you like to keep in your fridge at all times as a go-to food? I will post the complete list in the next week or so.