So – it has been a week since I stopped tracking my calories. It’s surprisingly less stressful for me than I thought it would be.
I’ve been eating whole foods, fats, protein, much lower carbs that I used to – although I did add it up one day, and what I am eating is only “low carb” by comparison to my previous intake. I am trying to get about 100 to 150 per day and since I am eating a lot of veg / fruit / other fresh foods, it’s not hard to get there on that alone.
I am playing around with what I feel best eating. Right now the only thing that I have taken completely off the table is refined grains / sugars / processed foods…
I am on the fence with whole grains… after a week with none, I ate Oatmeal (steel cut) yesterday, and I felt really bad afterwards. Who knows – I may have a bit of a gluten intolerance that I never noticed? Anyway, this morning I went with Quinoa and breakfast went much much better. I will continue to experiment with what I eat and how it makes me feel.
Paying more attention to my body has been interesting. I used to think I had NO hunger signals… but I clearly do. I can feel it when I am “hungry” now – as opposed to “hmm…. I want to eat sugar”.
Now, obviously, lack of sugar and refined grains IS going to put a crimp in my cake habit, but I have ALREADY found a super yummy looking Carrot Cake recipe that uses coconut flour and almond meal honey and eggs. SO you KNOW I need to try that.
Right now, I am just enjoying the variety of stuff I have brought back into my diet and glorying in full fat dairy… Yogurt! Cheese! Cream! Oh My!
Now – Next thing – an attempt to find something besides FOOD to blog about. Because, damn… this has to suck for my 3 readers 🙂