Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Can't remember the last time...

I can't remember the last time I weighed that! Since starting the IIFYM lifestyle, I have lost 5 lbs! It has taken me 2 months, but I did it. After being on a restricted, "clean eating", cookie cutter diet (or whatever you want to call it), my metabolism was probably as slow as a snail. It is horrible what that lifestyle can do to your body and I didn't even know it. Educate yourself before starting any plan! Our bodies need nutrients and those come in all forms- carbs, fats, and proteins. There is no reason to restrict ANY of those things from your diet (in my opinion anyways). There is no reason ANY food should be off limits. This works for me and it may not work for you. I am no expert, but I am simply sharing my experience. I have never been happier in my life. I workout hard, I lift weights, do minimal cardio and my body is changing. I am in a size that I haven't worn since high school. I eat what I want, as long as I can fit it in my macros. This past week I have had a cheeseburger, pop tarts, oatmeal, crawfish, ate out at a mexican restaraunt, had broccoli, and all kinds of other foods. There is BALANCE. I eat nutrient dense foods and then sometimes still have room for that cookie or french fries. I don't stress anymore. I am not feeling deprived. I am not worried if I eat something. I wake up every day excited to tackle the day. Is it easy? No way! I have to think about every single thing that goes in my mouth. I have to put it in My Fitness Pal. I have to count and plan. It all works out though and it is a great feeling when you hit those numbers for the day. It has taken time. I have had to be patient. My coach has changed my macros many times. She has worked to find the right combination so that my body would respond. I think she has found it! In the past week alone, I have dropped 3 lbs! I am so excited to continue this lifestyle! :) I am one happy girl!

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