I’ve been getting some hating since starting this blog for my apparent ability to eat all things from chocolate to pasta in great proportions, and I feel it is time to share the truth and my personal “diet plan”.
First of all, I wasn’t always as thin as I am now. In fact, in my group in high school you probably could have classified me as “the chubby one”, and looking back at old pictures now there is a noticeable difference in the roundness of all 4 of my cheeks.
I believe everyone has to find a diet that works for them. For some it involves exercise and an active lifestyle. For others it is strict avoidance of certain foods, like carbs or sugar.
Don’t hate me because I’ve found what works for me and it just happens to be having babies – as all parents know, there is plenty of blood, sweat, tears, self-denial and time commitment involved in this type of diet too!
While I am by no means at an ideal level of fitness I do actually love going to the gym, even if it is just to get some time for myself! I also love being constantly facing the wrong way in aerobic Step classes with my dear friend Andrea, and I’m blessed with an athletic husband who understands my lack of coordination keeping me from sports and supports alternative methods of keeping fit by being available to parent.
Also, when I was pregnant with Gemma I had gestational diabetes and had to watch everything I ate and drank for sugar content, so believe it or not I eat a lot less sugar now than I used to! I also drink nothing but water, and it’s amazing what a difference that makes. No juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, iced tea…anything, and I don’t miss any of it. When you skip all the sugar in a glass of juice (enough for a whole day!) you can suddenly eat a couple more cookies and not have a problem. I also eat small amounts pretty much ALL the time, at least every hour, so my metabolism is always going full-tilt, and just like anything else, if you keep it in shape it works better.
Now I’m no nutritionist, so don’t blame me if this doesn’t work for you, but it works for me, and know that of course what I post isn’t ALL I eat, but it would be rather dull if I posted that I was eating some almonds, watermelon and broccoli today! Obviously eating hourly means most of my choices have to be pretty healthy, I just balance that with a fair share of chocolate.
Mmmm….speaking of which….time to go :)