Sometimes you don’t notice when things gradually change…
Like your child growing everyday. Then one day you watch them walk toward you & think “Wow! When did that happen?“
Small changes = transformations
Remember back in January I talked to you about some things I was planning on doing with regard to my diet.
Well, I did them – somedays I was better than others, but I did them consistently enough and over a period of 6 or so months.
Guess what? Small changes do equal transformations.
Some you can see, but mostly ones I can feel ~ so you’ll have to take my word for it.
I really didn’t do too much differently. I didn’t work out any more than I had been. I didn’t stop drinking wine and I didn’t feel deprived.
I simply felt better from the moment I began these small changes to my diet.
Maybe you weren’t with me back then, or just for review, this is what I set out to do:
- drink lemon water each morning
- eat smaller portions at dinner
- cut out bread, except for the totally irresistible kind
- reduce my sugar intake
Truly, I hardly noticed any of these changes. Sure, I had to remember to buy lemons, picked out a smaller plate to use for dinner and I spent a bit more time at the market reading labels. That was about the extent of it.
I felt refreshed after every lemony glass of water, satisfied & comfortable after a meal and the less sugar my body had the better I felt.
And even though my goal was not necessarily to lose weight, I did. I really haven’t noticed that, but enough people have mentioned it to me that I believe I have. ( no scale in my soulful home )
These changes were easy to make and I am sharing my experience because I honestly feel so much better. And I felt pretty good before, but better is better. I want you to feel even better too!
It is really all about having information & making good choices. Knowing that fad diets & cleanses are not the way to sustained health. That sugar is hidden in almost every food and that skipping meals is a bad idea. Then having a plan to make it easy for you to make informed good choices.
Part of my plan is to avoid being really hungry so that I won’t be tempted to make a bad choice. To avoid this, I keep a stash of protein bars on hand. This keeps my fingers out of the doughnut box at the PTA meetings!
I keep a stash of bars in the pantry, slip one on my bag when I am on the go all day & when it isn’t blazing hot, even keep a few in the glove box of my car.
I was just introduced to a new bar, Zone Perfect Simply Perfect. These are really good!
Always wary of buying a bunch of bars only for them to taste like cardboard on the dry side, I appreciate a recommendation, so thought I would pass this one on to you.
** Kelly **
this post is being sponsored by zone perfect, but my diet changes & opinion on their bars are all my own.