Project Lifestyle May Nutrition Workstream

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My diet has been crap. For whatever reason I have not been able to stick to WW, SW, MFP, and you know what I don’t want to.

Sure I want to lose weight. I want to fit into nice clothes. I want to be fit and improve my run, swim, and cycle speed. So I am changing things up. Well really I am making it work for me. I’m keeping it simple.

1800 calories a day

It is that simple. I am allowing myself to have anything and everything. In moderation! I am going to go based on what I fancy each day, not a structured meal plan.

Confession – I hate lunch! I really do.

I like breakfast and dinner because I can make it when I want to eat it. I hate having a packed lunch every day at work. I hate trying to come up with ideas that I will be able to put together at the office. I like it simple. I like it fresh. I can’t afford to buy my lunch every day, so I am mixing it up. I’m not going to worry about making a sandwich or salad. I am going to have a stash of protein bars and have snackable veggies to hand. Other than that I’m not going to worry. If I want breakfast stuff for lunch I’m going to have it. I will have to keep an eye on veggie consumption, but balanced with fruit.

I’m not skipping lunch, but I am going to stop worrying about it and forcing myself to eat stuff I don’t really want. I prefer to eat a nice breakfast and be able to eat in the evening. I’ve always been like that. I like to sit down in the evening and have a lot to eat. I hate getting to dinner and using up all my calories. I love to have things to play with and lowering my lunch priority will let me do that.

I also want to change to quality over quantity. So I am really going to watch my portion sizes and introduce full fat Greek yogurt, for example, into my diet in small quantities, because it is much tastier that the fat free one.

I feel I’m finding out more about me with each month of this project. I like rules and logic, but when it comes to food the more rules there are, the more complicated it is, the harder it is to stick to. So agreeing with my doctor and setting myself the rule of 1800 calories a day and working through the hard days. For me that works when I know I can eat at home in the evening, so for me wasting calories on lunch just doesn’t make sense to me anymore.

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