A new low
This program has worked for me. I've been able to get to a point where it doesn't seem like work, or that I'm giving up anything.
"I'm going home for rabbit food," has become a daily announcement at The Redpoll Centre. The ladies laugh, but nothing tastes better than a large fresh kale salad with some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. And while I've begun to add protein in Phase 2 of the program, it is the salad that I look forward to the most.
This way of eating has had a trickle effect on the boys.
"No salad?" said Ben at a recent meal when I had prepared cooked veggies instead. He was disappointed and felt that something was missing.
I have done 26 portraits in the time that I have been on the Ideal Protein program, an activity that really helps keep me focused. When I'm at the easel I drink copious amount of water and snack sparingly. Who would have guessed that a seemingly sedentary pastime would have proven to be a good weight management tactic?
As I begin to reintroduce carbs, I am bound and determined to find a better balance this time. After losing all my weight last September, I slowly returned to my less-balanced ways. Incrementally, the pounds came back. At some point, likely during the Christmas Holidays, I stopped trying and gave way to temptation more times than I care to remember.
The truth of it is that eating well feels good. The food tastes great, I feel more comfortable in my skin (and in my clothes), and my body (overall) is in a much healthier and happier place.