You know how “they” say you can’t out-exercise a bad diet? Well, I’m here to tell you it’s true.
I managed to gain a whole lot of fluff while I was running crazy miles for the five halves in five days. I’ve managed to keep it on, despite working out more intensely and actually using weights.
The problem is not my fitness habits. The problem is what I’m eating: both too much and poor choices.
“Hi, I’m MCM Mama and I’m addicted to bread.”
There. Now you know. While I’m also a big fan of chocolate (and the chocolate stout cake I made this weekend rocked.my.socks.off), bread is the food I have no self control around.
It’s time to stop the madness. I don’t really care what the scale says (although the number is UGLY right now), but I do care that my clothes don’t fit right. There’s very little I hate more than not being able to reach into my drawer or closet and know that whatever I pull out is going to fit. Right now, I have very little that fits comfortably. (Thankfully, it all fits, just feels snug. Gotta stop things while I’m here…)
I’ve decided to aim for somewhere between Clean Eating and Paleo.
Conveniently, Angela offered me a free copy of her new e-book, Living the Whole Foods Lifestyle, to review.
It’s a really quick read with some great tips. In the book you’ll find:
- A list of versatile, time-saving ingredients to keep on-hand in your clean-living kitchen
- Her favorite kitchen gadgets that make meal prep a breeze
- A printable meal planning template, recipe planner, and grocery shopping list
- 13 squeaky clean, super delicious recipes that feature those superhero time-saving ingredients
I was reminded how much I love the little bags of broccoli slaw and shredded cabbage. I was buying a bag every week and sauteeing it with a protein every day for lunch. Not sure why I stopped.
I already have the ingredients for her “healthified” pot pie on my grocery list and you know I’ll be trying the chicken fingers in an attempt to wean my boys off of their chicken nugget addiction.
Anyways, it was a great little read and gave me a refresher course in clean eating, as well as some good tips for making it easy.
Now comes the hard part: actually eating that way. Sigh.
Living the Whole Foods Lifestyle can be ordered here.
(And if you’d like to see my review of the Whole 30/paleo lifestyle book, go here.)
Disclaimer: Angela shared the book with me for free. All opinions are my own.