Monday, August 30, 2010

New Life Style August 30th

Are you worth it verses are you worthy of having it--or are you entitled to it? Ever told yourself that when it comes to food? I certainly have. I have come to the realization that none of us deserve that good food. God gave us food to live and also to enjoy, but not to horde or consume in an unhealthy way.

Instead of believing that I am worth it to have this food, or that I am worthy of it or entitled to it, I would say that "I am worth it be healthy", "I am worthy of this weight loss" and "I am entitled by the grace of God to live a healthy life".

New update on Crack the Fat Loss Code- Day's 1 and 2 of week #1- Carb Deplete week.

I am a little behind on my posts, but today is the 2nd day of Carb Deplete week.
Yesterday (Sunday) I decided to start the plan. I could definitely feel the lack of carbs and caffeine yesterday. I was hungry almost all day and felt tired. I also could tell that I was detoxing--on the first day!! WOW! I usually don't feel like I am detoxing until a few days in, so it goes to show how much my body needed this. Today I am doing pretty well. A little tired and I can tell that I am a bit fatigued but nothing major. I also weighed myself this morning and found that I am at the weight that I ended up at last year after losing some on a weight loss challenge. So this is a good start.

So here's the scoop- Carb deplete week is a 7 day, 20grams or less of carbs. What does this mean exactly? Well I'll tell ya. ;-) No carbs can come from grains or wheat--AT ALL. They essentially come from dairy and veggies. There might be some others, but that is mostly it. The plan is to get rid of all of the Glycogen (starches) out of the body. This is kind of like when someone does a full engine flush in their car-- taking out the old, and then eventually putting back the new.

You might be asking--What is the purpose of this? Well, as we grow older it gets harder and harder to lose excess fat. Why is this? It's caused by over eating and/or eating the wrong kinds of foods. Another cause could be that we may be eating the right foods, but aren't combining them correctly or eating them at the right time of day. So this New Life Style plan is designed to re-generate the body and tell it how it should work. We should never allow our body to control us, but we should be controlling it. God gave us a perfect working machine (the body) and if we do not give it the right kinds of fuel, then it will not work properly.

As I am learning all of the processes of this new plan, I am gaining so much knowledge. This is great stuff guys. I would definitely recommend this book as a must read. Check it out at the library or go buy one. I hear you can get it for under $10.00 at Wal-Mart. It's called "Crack the Fat Loss Code- Outsmart your metabolism and Conquer the Diet Plateau" By Wendy Chant, MPT, SPN.

So, for week one there are limited things you can eat each day. The reason for this is of course to eat more protein and veggies and less carbs. The goal is to get 4-6 small meals in each day with the focus of continually feeding the body-not starving it.

Anyway, I am excited to see some results. Next week starting on Sunday I will be adding carbs back into my diet. Wahoo! ;-)

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