Last year around this time I was introduced to a new way of eating. Eating clean. I had never heard of eating clean and did not really understand what it was. After speaking with a couple of friends and doing some of my own research, I found out what it truly was about. Eating clean is not another fad diet. Eating clean is not a quick fix to lose weight. Eating clean is a lifestyle change and it is eating healthy foods. When I say healthy foods I mean eating brown rice, vegetables and lean protein. Eating every two and half to three hours. Basically? It is cutting out processed food from my diet.
Last year I began eating clean but I was not fully aware that I was doing it wrong. I was not keeping track of when I ate last and I was overeating at each meal time. I was not paying attention to my portions. I felt that since it was “clean” I was good to eat how much I wanted. Within a few months I fell. I had the mentality that it was not working for me and just gave up. Story of my life! I turned back to drinking soda, eating processed food, and stopped working out. My weight went even higher. I was miserable. I was overweight and needed to do something about it.
As of 17 April I began clean eating again. This time around I am doing things differently. I make a daily meal plan, watch my portions, keep track of when I eat, work out, and pray. Today marks three weeks of clean eating. I have seen a drastic change in my mid-section, my clothes are getting baggier, I do not crave processed food as I once did, and I feel healthier.
I took day one pictures and each week I compare the pictures. I have allowed three people to see these pictures and hopefully soon I will have the guts to allow show everyone. I am so glad I took before pictures because the pictures really help me to visually see the changes of my body.
I thank Him each day because I know it is Him who keeps me on track and takes my cravings away.
All the glory goes to Him….