Pandemic pounds anyone? I certainly have some and don’t want them. So I’m making an effort to make small changes in what I eat both to lose weight and to be healthier overall. I’m trying to actually track the changes listed below as part of achieving my wellness goals. I always get bored with tracking and stop so we will see how that goes this time.
Small changes that are my focus (but no weight loss yet).
More Vitamin C: So far I’ve had good success increasing eating citrus, sweet red pepper, broccoli or strawberries to almost every day. My Mom was diligent about making sure we had orange juice or grapefruit every morning. Me not so much.
5 a day: I was already pretty good at the two fruit and 3 or more veggie servings a day, but now even better as I am consciously thinking about it.
Healthy snacks or none: This is a tough one in the afternoon but I think I am making progress. Late afternoon is when I crave carbs which are ok in moderation but easy to overdo. Taking a walk some days around that time is helping so I think that needs to be my focus.
Reduce added sugar: The main sources for me adding sugar were maple syrup on waffles and honey in tea. I've done ok so far at this but not great.
Less alcohol: Pretty good but room for improvement. Hubby had initially joined me on this but is back to a moderate level of beer drinking so there is always something around. Not buying my favorite of Chardonnay though which helps with reduced temptation and access.