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It's a Healthy Eating thing…..

I eat a lot.

I really can’t help it. I absolutely love food. All kinds of it. Including bad stuff, like cheeseburgers and pizza.

Oh, who am I kidding?! Especially bad stuff, like cheeseburgers and pizza!

My roomy, on the other hand, eats like a sparrow and rarely digs in to a takeaway, which has led me to think quite long and hard about my eating habits. While I don’t drastically need to lose weight (except the few extra pounds I think we all carry after Christmas) I have decided to embark on a healthy eating plan, and see where it gets me.

So, after trawling the internonsense looking for a plan that doesn’t deprive me, scare me or make me spend hundreds of pounds I don’t have on mystery ingredients I’ve never heard of…I settled for this Healthy Eating plan that I found on the NetDoctor site.

I like it. It’s full of foods I enjoy, it lets me snack, and it encourages me to eat lots…but of the right things rather than the crap. Certain aspects are interchangeable and they promote a variety of foods so hopefully, I won’t get bored. And best of all, there is even the mention of chips in there somewhere…so I don’t feel like I’m missing out on “treats”.

I’m not expecting (nor do I want) to lose a whole lot of weight, but I am hoping that eating better helps me feel better too. With all the medication I pump into my body, all the alcohol I’ve poisoned myself with over the years and the forced lack of exercise my injuries cause…I’m pretty sure I should be nicer to myself if I ever want to see 40.

So, today I did a huge shop, restocked the cupboards, filled up the freezer with good quality meat and got as many veggies as I could possibly find and after todays lunch and tonights dinner I can report that so far…it’s so good.

The plan lasts for 4 weeks so wish me luck! I hope that by that time it will feel like a habit and I won’t even have to think twice about eating well. If anyone fancies joining me, the details are all here…why not jump in?!

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  • Reply
    Rachael
    January 11, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Good Luck!! Today I’m embarking on a no sugar for 2 weeks diet which = fruit, carbs etc so I can get rid of cravings, since christmas i’ve not stopped munching!!!

    Also the hell of drinking all that water and no wine grrrrr

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      JJ
      January 13, 2010 at 10:31 am

      Hows it going Rach? I’m finding mine really easy – lost 2lbs in 2 days which wasn’t even the aim but is a pleasant side effect of being healthier! Am allowed 4 glasses of wine a week which I’m planning to consume on Saturday night – thats probably not how its meant to work but hey…rules are adaptable, right?!!

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    Donna D @donna_de
    January 13, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Good luck! The key is to find a plan, and just to be aware. I am reading the Slow Down Diet by Marc David at the moment. It is about awareness and an approach to eating, rather than a diet plan. I’m finding it pretty common sense but hard to do at the same time (for example, no blackberry during lunch, or blog reading!)… I look forward to seeing your posts about this over the next 4 weeks!

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    beautyjunkielondon
    January 13, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Sounds amazing! I need to shift a few pounds but not exactly good at resisting the lure of the takeaway. Especially living with a boyfriend who eats like a horse and never has weight issues (darn sport being a natural part of his life rather than a form of torture) Eating healthy is the way forward, as long as I don’t have to deprive myself 🙂

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    JJ
    January 13, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I know what you mean – it is sooo easy to order chinese/pizza, but so far this has been good – and knowing that oven chips, steak and things are all allowed makes it so easy! I’m even allowed treats like wine and twiglets so I don’t feel hungry or annoyed by the lack of things at all. I’ve only been doing it 2 days so can’t speak long term but the last couple of days have been easy…& hunger/craving free!

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      JJ
      January 20, 2010 at 10:24 am

      Oooh good news! Just weighed myself, and despite cheating and having rather more wine than my permitted 4 glasses this weekend, I have lost whole 4lbs in a week!! Thats pretty bloody amazing if you ask me…definitely keeping this up!

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    gel
    April 26, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Oooh, I’m loving this… OK I’m in! Right, first things first 1. Dust off the Wii fit! 2. Weigh myself. 3. Stock fridge with correct food and… begin!!! Let you know how I get on…

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