I started my real food journey about 7 weeks ago and my first goal is to get to an 80/20 ratio of eating real food. I can’t lie, I’m not quite there yet, I would say that I probably average out to around 50/50 right now. I have days where I do absolutely great but I still have days where those old habits and cravings take over. Chips and chocolate are still my two main weaknesses and I’ve definitely indulged in them a little too much!
Although I haven’t been perfect I’ve already started to notice some changes, which is great! As part of Food Renegade’s Fight Back Friday’s I thought I would share some of these changes with you.
1. More Energy: Right now I have more energy off of 5 hours of constantly disrupted sleep (thank you Kaiden) than I had when I was getting 8-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep. I find this incredible! I can’t even imagine how tired I would be if I was still eating like I used to. :)
2. More Laughing: I know this must sound strange, but it’s true. I have always been knows to say “that’s funny” when I find something funny instead of laughing and I didn’t really laugh that much. It’s not that I was grumpy or unhappy, I just didn’t do it. I realized the other day that I laugh a lot now and really laugh when I get going! Who knew just how great laughing so much would feel! And I can’t remember the last time I said “that’s funny”.
3. Lost Weight: For the past 8 years I have had this weight that I just couldn’t get under, I would get close but I just couldn’t break it. I tried tons of diets and lots of exercise and nothing worked. Even after Kaiden’s birth I lost my birth weight and a few extra pounds in 6 weeks due to breastfeeding, but since then I have hovered above that one number. About a week ago I dropped below and keep dropping! I couldn’t believe it, especially as I am eating amazing food and not depriving myself one bit! Even Cody was surprised to find that he’s lost weight too!
I can’t wait to see what other changes I notice as I continue eating real food and get closer to my 80/20 goal! What kind of changes have you seen since you started your real food journey?