I have read blogs of people who have said how they used to drink so many soft drinks and now their drink of choice is water and I used to think, yeah right, like someone would choose water over a soft drink if they used to drink that much.
I have to confess - I now choose water over soft drinks !!!!!
When those people who know me read this - please don't fall off your chair - I know how totally unbelievable that statement is - but I also know that it is true.
With the eating plan that I was doing in conjunction with the naturopath, I only drank water for the first 23 days. And I was hanging out for a Coke Zero / Pepsi Max - I didn't really care which one, I just wanted a soft drink. And then I had the soft drink - and 4-6 mouthfuls later, I gave it to A because I couldn't handle the bubbles ! And I said to myself - it is just because you haven't had any for a while, don't worry, you'll feel like drinking more soon. And I sort of persevered because I got tired of drinking only water (I don't drink tea or coffee) but I really don't enjoy them that much. If I have a choice now, I will take a bottle of water over a soft drink.
I do occasionally drink one or part of one because I just need a change from water but more often than not I get dreadful heart burn and I would rather have the taste of water than the heart burn.
I have also noticed as I have been introducing additional foods into my eating plan, there are foods which just don't agree with me - not necessarily from a weight point of view but from an "I don't like how I feel when I eat that" point of view. An unsettled and queasy stomach is a good sign that whatever I just ate does not agree with me and I should probably cut it out of my diet. I have been a bit slack this weekend eating more than I should as well as some foods that I shouldn't but tomorrow is a new day and I have the fridge and pantry stocked with the foods that are nice to my body.
I am trying out some protein bars because the naturopath and my trainer have spoken a fair bit about how I need to increase my protein intake to help build the muscles that I am using with the training that I am doing. I am really not a protein person so thought if I could use protein bars to help get the extra protein in, that would be good. Can anyone recommend good protein bars for exercising ? I am also looking into using some protein powders in my breakfast smoothies - any recommendations ? My trainer sells Usana products but they are quite expensive - so if anyone has any suggestions for me, I would really appreciate hearing from you.
I also need to find out what the correct ration of protein to carbs is that I should look for in the protein bars.
I am sitting here now chuckling to myself - if anyone had EVER told me that I would choose a bottle of water over a soft drink or be talking about eating protein bars and using protein powders, I would have bet a million to one that they were off their heads !!!!! Lucky I never made that bet !
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have the best week ever !
TFTD : You are in integrity when the life you are living on the outside matches who you are on the inside - Alan Cohen