Its been just one week now, and I am very happy with how things are going. I have been aware for some time now that I have not been eating enough vegetables. At the same time, I eat too much starchy food, pizzas, bread, pasta, potato and rice. I have never been a big fan of cooked vegetables, and I can get tired of salads. I realised that simply eating less food was not going to be sufficient, because I was not eating the right sorts of food. A friend recently told me that she was going back onto the Atkins diet. This reminded me of when, many years ago, I had done my own adapted version of the Atkins, which consisted of only protein (fish, chicken, red meat), fruit and vegetables. I gave it up after about a year because it was too strict for me, but I still remember how it went.
So this time, I’ve decided to try it again, but instead a more modified and easier version. My main goal is to ensure I eat more nutritious food. So I have started already. The first thing I did was go into the supermarket and fill my basket with carrots, celery, tomatos, and cucumber. Then with little containers, I filled each container with a different vegetables. These I left on my desk, and then throughout the day I nibbled on these, (until they had all gone!) . It is amazing how much I get through, but I really enjoy snacking on these.
For my main meal at lunch time I go straight to the protein. So I’ve had grilled chicken, and then there has been sausage. I think next week I will go for some smoked salmon, hhhhmmmmm 😉
I wanted to make sure this is something that I can stick to, and so I still allow myself to eat desserts in the evening, although I try to have smaller portions than normal. I also allow myself to go off the diet during the weekend (with moderation of course!). So it will just be something that I do during the week.