Weight Loss

Where Now?

Since the end of the Whole30, (check out my top tips from last week and this week on a successful Whole30 btw), I’ve been on a bit of an introduction programme. By programme I mean I’ve eaten what I’ve liked and seen how it’s sit. What I’ve learnt is that dairy is bad. Very Very bad. I’ve always suspected it, I often would get stomach pains after eating dairy, particularly milk based things like ice cream, however it never really stopped me in my tracks. On Sunday I drank a caramel Frappacino. Big mistake. Agony followed.

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Sorry TMI? Welcome to my world.

Reality is there are some things I’m dying to reintroduce, smoothies for instance, strongly frowned upon during the Whole30 although if not technically banned, I love a good smoothie, green ones, pink ones, sometimes a combo of the both, smoothies are a great start to the day.

Then there’s oats. I’m a fan of porridge, people who follow my instagram will know how much porridge means to me, how amazingly tasty it is, how it warms me of a morning, so porridge may come back in to my life.

I’ve set my macros up on My Fitness Pal, Protein 40%, Carbs 45% and Fat 15% based upon some research I’ve done around my body type, I’m a classic Endomorph, stubby, chubby with boobs and hips.

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More about this research another time. On Monday I tried to get back on track, on Tuesday I did get back on track, I started tracking again on MFP, I started to concentrate on what made my body feel good and I started to plan my training sessions and my lifestyle going forwards. I’ve learnt that free reign means too much for me, I need boundaries because they make me feel better, they make me enjoy life more because I can work and bump those boundaries but not break them. There is a book called never binge again which explains a very similar approach, you set the boundaries and anything outside of them is considered a binge. It’s interesting, cause I realise that over the past week how quickly I become dependant on sugar, on caffeine, on easy carbs. They bring out the lazy unhappy side of me, where I don’t feel productive. I also realise how difficult it is to break those habits again. Tuesday was tough, Wednesday was easier.

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So life post Whole30 is sketchy, I guess I’m eating how I see healthy, largely whole 30 with the odd smoothie (homemade) and green juice thrown in, maybe a protein shake and the odd diet coke too.

How do you balance a healthy lifestyle? What does it look like for you? 

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