There are so many emotions that I feel from this diet. I am so proud of myself for sticking to this diet, for eating better and really embracing this lifestyle. I am amazed at myself for not missing meat and in fact with all the research I have read part of me is repulsed by it. I am also discouraged and I want to embrace that for a minute.
I have not lost any weight for the last 2 weeks. I am not sure why. Well logically I can guess. I probably eat too many nuts a day. I probably eat about 400 calories a day of nuts. I just crave them, probably the protein and fat. Also avocado, I love them! So if I eat one a day it is another 240 calories. Then the rest is beans and fruit and veggies. You would think that wouldn’t be a lot of calories. The funny thing is that the junk I use to eat was a lot worse. I mean the chocolate and the salty snacks. But I guess a calorie is a calorie no matter what.
What really annoys me the most though is that I care. I don’t want to care. What does it matter? I am eating healthy foods not junk all natural all good for you. The worst I have eating is a little agave nectar. But I still care. That is the bottom line, I care – that is how I feel. I want to lose weight. I want to get smaller clothes. It is one of my goals for doing this diet. So I need to change what I do. I need to explore the balance of eating healthy and not eating too much.
So what changes can I make? First, no more than 2 oz of avocado a day. If I eat more, then none the next 2 days. Second, no more than 1 oz of any kind of nuts (including nut butters) a day. Really! Just throw a little in a salad and that is all I get. No in between snacking on them. One cup of beans, that is all – just one cup. The rest is fruits and veggies.
So I better go get a scale then so I know how much an oz is!