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Weigh In Wednesday: On Nutrition

Weigh In Wednesday

It is that time of week again! Weigh In Wednesday! After last weeks weigh in for the beginning of the dietbet I knew this week HAD to be better. This week was good. I’ve been trying to get back on track with my CrossFit Endurance Half Marathon training plan (I’m just a few days behind) and have been feeling good about most of my runs. I’ve been trying to make mostly healthy choices with my food. I haven’t been tracking like I know I should though.

To be honest, I’m still working through my views on food and nutrition. I’m reading the book It Starts With Food By Dallas & Melissa Hartwig which has been really good so far. I plan to do a whole30 at some point. I love the idea of a whole foods approach to nutrition, but I don’t like the idea of saying I’ll never eat a certain food group again. I don’t think that there is one cookie cutter approach to nutrition that will work for everyone… because there isn’t. That is one of the things I really loved about the Nutrition Lecture at the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar. They advocate eating Meat & Vegetables, Nuts & Seeds, Some Fruit, Little Starch, & no sugar. They don’t say you should eat strict paleo. They did mention if you feel as though you are having digestive issues you should cut out dairy, legumes, & grains and see if you feel better and slowly reintroducing one group at a time. I know when I cut out gluten I feel better… but that doesn’t mean I have to cut out all grains. I’m still trying to figure out what works for me. And that is what I would encourage you to do to! Don’t take any one person’s experience or advice as the only truth. You have to do your own research and test what works for you. I try to make healthy choices more often than unhealthy choices. Do I still love ice cream? Absolutely. Do I eat it every night? Nope. Moderation is key in finding a healthy balance.

whew- that was a huge bunny trail. But I’m glad we went down it.

Now for the actual weigh in…

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Last weeks weigh in: 199 (after a long weekend of travel and sodium filled treats!)
This morning’s weigh in: 189.8

Daaaaaang. What a difference not eating sodium filled meals and drinking craptons of water will do for you!!

I’d love to hear what you think about nutrition! What guidelines do you try to follow for a healthy lifestyle?

I’m linking up with Erin & Alex!

 

31 thoughts on “Weigh In Wednesday: On Nutrition”

  1. Great job! I think one of my favorite things about my Whole30 experience was the fact that after I was done, I was mindful about what I actually WANTED and what I just eating out of habit/boredom. Nutrition is such an individual thing – you sound like you’re on track to figuring out what works best for you, your goals, and your body!

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    1. that is a great point. Being mindful about nutrition makes a HUGE difference. I hate how people try to say one thing is for everyone… its just not. Thanks for the encouragement!!

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  2. Sounds like a great week! Amazing what an effect sodium can have!

    I’m with you on the eating. It’s trial and error and I think it even changes over time for what works and doesn’t for each person.

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    1. 9.2lbs actually. ha! water weight. for sure. I was sodium filled and had just eaten at Denny’s when I weighed in. Also- The difference between night and day. Literally. I weighed in afternoon on Monday (because that was the first time I could get to a scale) and weighed in this morning. So lots of different things going on here! My pre-road trip weight was around 193, so that is still 4 lbs!

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  3. That is an amazing loss! Way to go! Such a good post today! I am struggling with 100% committing to 1 way to eat and needed to hear this. I know paleo works for me because I’ve done it before and lost 50 lbs (combined with crossfit at home workouts) but I love my dairy and peanut butter!! I think I could give up grains and be just fine because I know that’s what makes me gain weight! Awesome loss again! Keep it up!

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    1. It’s so hard to break out of the mindset of having to abide by a certain “diet” – I just try to make the healthiest choices most of the time. Do what works for you!

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  4. DAAAAANG girl. Way to go!

    I’m with you. I find that the more strict I am, the less likely I am to stick with it. However, last year I gave up gluten for Lent and it was my biggest drop in weight. I don’t think it was because I gave up gluten necessarily but it made me more aware of all that I was eating.

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    1. That is one thing about cutting out things like gluten/grains – you have to be really aware of what you’re putting in your body. Did you gain any of the weight back adding gluten back in?

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  5. You had a great week! I have a hard time cutting off certain foods all together. I know that I lose more when I cut carbs, but I when I am running 4 days a week I feel like I need them for energy. I would rather have enough energy to fuel my body than to just lose weight. That might be why I was stuck at the same weight for six months last year. I have not found the perfect combination of foods yet.

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  6. Wow! Nice work.
    I stick to a pretty basic eats–oat bran/smoothie/or sprouted grain bread for breakfast + fruit; greens and a protein for lunch; greens and protein for dinner.
    With snacks thrown in throughout the day!

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