A few years back I put on quite a bit of weight in response to a large amount of stress. I’m sure many people out there can relate. I’ve always hated being one of those people that eats when stressed, and yet I can’t seem to stop. Now I’m actively trying to remove said weight and I find that it’s a much harder task than it used to be.
I’m in a position now where I can adjust my eating habits and I even joined a local gym. My plan is to (mostly) follow the clean eating lifestyle while getting off my bum and working out. This seems like a fool-proof plan until I get one of those stupid cravings for things like cookies. Or brownies. Or McDonalds. This happens more than I care to admit, though I am pleased to report that the cravings seem to be dwindling.
With this new fancy lifestyle, I’m having to learn how to prepare, cook, and eat new foods. For example, tonight I tried quinoa. Pronounced not at all like it looks, I was pretty sure it was going to be gross and weird and feel like eating bugs. If you haven’t seen cooked quinoa before, google it. It looks like little curly bugs. Anyways, from all of the research I’ve done it’s actually quite healthy and recommended over rice and pasta so I thought I’d give it a go. After cooking it, which was surprising easy, I tried it with a chicken and black bean concoction. It was actually pretty good, although I may have been a little too excited when using the sriracha sauce.
There are plenty of other things on the clean eating list that I’ll be trying for the first time. I’m excited to get started and I’m hoping they all are just as tasty. I will have to make time between working, writing, and exercising to actually prepare these meals from scratch, though. If anyone has any meal-planning experience or advice, please let me know!
I’m going to leave you with this cute picture of my poor blind dog because it would be selfish of me not to.