It's March 1st, a good day to make some changes and kick start new habits. I took a look at what I eat, and I want to alter on a few things this month:
1) Sip water throughout the day. I guzzle at least 12 cups of water every day. I want to drink the same amount (maybe less), but sip instead of chug. A small change, to give my body a better chance to hydrate.
2) No toast (No bread). I never thought about it before, but yesterday, while talking with the folks at pure+simple, I learned that toast is very drying. Apparently, your digestive system needs to divert liquid from other parts of the body to the digestive track to process dry foods. I have incredibly sensitive, dry, dehydrated skin and which is telling me something (it's telling me winter sucks). I will take toast out of my diet for a while, and see if it helps. Let's go another step and cut bread for the month. It's my junk. Once I get started, I have a hard time stopping. 4 slices, 6 slices, just one more slice. Not to mention how easy it is to eat bread or toast instead of reheating leftovers (real food) for lunch. I doubt I could kick bread long term, but I think I can stick to it for 31 days!
3) No sugar - we got this! We are good here. I go weeks without sugar anyways. It's no longer something I have to think about. I do treat myself from time to time. I will cut all cheats for 31 days.
4) Eggs - Eggs are my favorite food in the world. Why would you give up your favorite food in the world, you ask? To shake things up a bit, and see what happens. I am sure if I cruised the web there are very good reasons for or against eggs. I am doing it to break lazy food habits (How easy is fried toast and eggs every single day!?)
It comes down to something simple: more veggies.
ps. Why? I want to feel good about my body when we go on a sun destination. So I will do the work! It makes sense to me that if I eat the healthiest food possible, then I will be at my best. I don't think I can accept my shape or my aging skin (without regrets) if I know I am not treating my body well. I will end up blaming myself for every unavoidable, natural sign of aging.