I came across the handy chart on Pinterest. This is fascinating to me. Not long ago I blogged about my sugar cravings. And now I can clearly see what my body is missing when I have those cravings and what real foods can give me the nutrients that I am needing at the time.
How awesome is that?!
Not only do I love sweets but salty foods too. Popcorn and potato chips are my weaknesses. Tom and I are both looking to make better choices with food. As the one who does the cooking I feel a greater responsibility to make sure that I am doing my part to help us both eat better. And I have been inspired by his commitment to walking. He has been going out five days a week. We walked a lot before we got the car last year. We lived for five years in Russia without owning a vehicle. But here in Belize the public transportation system is not like it was in Russia. Since purchasing the car I have gained ten pounds. I was shocked when I got on the scale. Absolutely shocked.
Today is Tom's birthday and he asked for a cake. I will bake him a Texas Sheet Cake today but we will be sharing it with friends so we won't be tempted to eat the whole thing just the two of us.
We aren't going to be counting calories and weighing in each week.
The goal is to make better food choices,
eat treats in moderation and walk as often as we can.
What changes are you making for your health this year?