How are you today?
Has anyone else switched off and gone into Winter hibernation mode? I have. I’m not sure why as the weather has been particularly mild, so I can’t justify the tea and chocolate habit that keeps reoccurring. I blame the fact I now have the option of layering, which hides a multitude of sins (thankfully) As much as the Autumn / Winter seasons allow for a little extra ‘cuddliness’ for want of a better word, I know I should still be eating well.
They do say Summer bodies are made in the Winter – I’m not looking forward to Summer 2016 if that’s the case!
I am not a fan of counting calories, I genuinely believe that saturated fat and sugar / salt levels in food can have much more of an impact. For the last two to three weeks, I have been eating junk food on a much too regular basis but my calorie level was still within the ‘correct’ range. I even stood on the scales, for the first time in a long time and I was lighter. While I know this is technically a good thing, when I thought about it, it’s not a healthy result.
The only reason I was lighter on the scales is because I wasn’t eating good, real, wholesome food, nor was I working out. I don’t look or feel better and isn’t that the most important thing?
I have always said it, counting calories won’t compensate for food that is packed full of preservatives and chemicals. So while I was within my target for calories on my Fitness Pal, my sugar and saturated fat levels were shameful. The reason behind it? Lack of sleep and being unprepared. I usually can function on very little sleep, but I think the late nights and early mornings may be catching up with me. Then of course when I’m tired and I don’t have healthy food to hand, I reach for the chocolate, pizza and basically anything that curbs that pang of hunger.
I openly admit that I haven’t got fantastic willpower and I am a self confessed ‘foodie’ – so normally to combat this, I am prepared. I can’t believe the slip in my diet since I’ve been busier and less prepared. I am going to plan my meals for this week and (try) stick to this food plan for it’s duration.
I only have myself to blame and in the same sense, it’s only myself who can change it! Let’s see how this week will fair…wish me luck!
If anyone else is in the same boat, be sure to let me know. At the end of the day we all go through phases like this, it’s natural, so that’s why it is great to help one another.
All My Love
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