I’ve been working on my diet over the last month. Trying to find the right “program,” and then the right calorie target. I’ve been thinking about what I really want my diet to look like. The types of foods that I think will make me feel good about what I’m eating and help my body.
I thought about trying a vegan diet, but I don’t really want to give up eggs or cheese. Eggs feel like a really good protein for me right now.
I’ve been really into egg white scrambles recently. I’ve done mushrooms and american cheese, and mushrooms, soy bacon, and cheddar.
I also stirred some nutritional yeast in, dry, and ate along with some avocado and sautéed kale. It looked bizarre but tasted so good.
Plain greek yogurt makes up some of my favorite healthy breakfasts.
And cheese only feels like a problem when I’m not eating it in moderation. I love it in addition to some really wholesome food, like over a bowl of black beans and quinoa with peppers and onions.
I thought more about what kinds of foods make me feel my best, and really taken care of and nourished. I thought about why I went vegetarian the first time, and why I might be interested in it again now. I think overall, I am excited to eat more vegetarian foods again, but I think seafood every once in a while might help this plan feel more sustainable for me this time around. I’m thinking one meal a week or so.
And, I went back to something I’ve thought about a bunch of times over the last few years. Sugar. I do not believe diets should include quite as much sugar as mine typically does. I definitely think it hurts my body and how well I’m functioning, and it’s so easy for me to overdo it. I have tried a handful of times to cut back and cut out. From those experiences, I know it’s hard for me and I usually waffle and then change my mind. But… I’m trying again anyway! (Goodness, it’s annoying how many times I write about trying something over and over. But, life’s a journey. It’s better to try again no matter what’s happened before, I think.)
Nothing insane, no crazy lists of yes foods and no foods. I’m just going to make myself try again, to remove refined sugars in my diet (refined, because fruit is healthy and delicious). We’ll see how it goes, how I feel, and how long I last.
We may or may not have celebrated the day before with sticky bun muffins for breakfast.