Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy New Year!

Like most people this time of year I have indulged in a few to many "Paleo" treats and chocolates, and maybe even a few to many non-Paleo treats if I'm honest (I won't cave on gluten or wheat but I will with sugar, corn and dairy) and with the New Year coming is seems like an appropriate time to start a challenge.  There are several out there for those of you looking for support during the process Diane Sanfilipo has her 21 day sugar detox starting up on the first, or Whole 9 Life has their whole 30 coming up also.  Either one is a great way to  get some direction along with support during the process.  Personally I am opting for a modified Whole 30, I am going to be eating Whole 30 approved meals and snacks 6 days out of the week with 1 day that I may eat "off".  I will still try to keep those days as close to Whole 30 as possible, but a girls gotta have her dark chocolate, and it will also allow my husband and I too keep a weekly date night (something that has been neglected for a while).  That way we can eat out without me having to worry about whether it's Whole 9 approved or not.  
I don't know about you but I have also gotten a bit lax in keeping my meals balanced and being sure that I am getting a great start in the morning.  Like eating within an hour of getting up, eating a meat and nuts breakfast with occasional eggs seems to work best for me.  By cleaning up my diet I am looking forward to improved energy and honestly hopefully some fat loss.  I am still working on getting my Cortisol levels to even out, so this should help with that too.  Even though clean eating seems like a no brainer, when I get exhausted, like I have been lately, it just seems to take to much energy to eat well.  But at some point something has to give.  I am going to sit down and lay out a basic meal plan for the myself so I don't have to think about it but just grab and go.  Like more leftovers and meals prepared ahead of time, I want to make it as easy as possible for myself to succeed when life is busy.
What are your New Years Resolutions?  Will you be joining me or any of the other groups in cleaning up your diet this month?  
Happy New Year!
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