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…
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?