I am so excited to do this post! A while ago I posted an outline of how I eat on a day to day basis and while I still follow many similar rules, I have changed lots of little things! I felt that my post was getting pretty out of date so here is just a little info to fill you guys in on my new changes :).
1.) I have brought back grains into my diet, I still eat fairly low-carb naturally but I have no problem including a slice of whole wheat bread or oats for breakfast or some brown rice with dinner after a hard workout! I find that I just feel better eating some grains/carbs.
2.) This is a big one!…I no longer count calories. Yup you heard me right! The only time I count now is for my posts to give you guys an estimate for the meals I create. It took a while to get away from counting everything and granted I still think of the numbers in my head at times but I no longer write things down and worry about every little detail. Instead I have learned to focus on portion size. Portioning food is my new best friend! I just make sure I am eating enough to fuel my body but not enough to stuff it. This means that I can eat higher fat, high calorie foods (that are of course made of clean ingredients) and not worry about it because I know I will not over eat with them!
3.) I am currently changing my diet to be all natural, all clean foods. So this means..no highly processed foods, no refined sugars( no low-fat italian salad dressing! 🙁 ), no ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS (this is a tough one for me because I am still debating over my stevia extract!). But so far eating only clean whole foods has felt amazing and I never knew how good they could taste without all the added sweeteners and extras!
4.) Lowering my salt intake. This has got to be the worst for me haha. I absolutely love, love, love salt. If you can add salt to it, I will. But lately I have been very conscious of the amount I put on food and I am slowly decreasing it. For example, I had egg whites this morning with absolutely no salt and they weren’t even bad to me like the first time I had tried them without salt! I think your tastebuds just naturally adjust after awhile.
I hope that clears things up. That’s about it for now! If you have any questions about my diet or just nutrition/fitness in general please feel free to ask! I am happy to answer :).
Hopefully I will have time to post some new recipes.. for now here’s just a sample of what I had today, it was an amazing sweet snack that is 100% clean.
Dethawed/warm peaches, raspberries and mango over 0% plain greek yogurt with a 5 or 6 crushed pecans. Delicious.