I realized though, that over my many challenges I had never completed one specific behavior that most health professionals recommend. In fact, almost every book or program ever written about becoming healthier, contains this one direction that I’ve always ignored. Tracking your food intake. I’ll be honest here and tell you that I’m not a big fan of writing down what I eat, likely because I don’t want a written record for others to scrutinize. Missing this step though, causes me to miss quite a few opportunities to figure out where I might be straying from the healthy path.
Enter March 2018, and a new challenge beckons me. I’m sure you know what’s next and you’re likely not very impressed. Whoop de doo, John’s going to jot down what he eats every day, great for him. I wish it was that simple, but that’s not really a challenge though, is it? I’ve decided to raise the stakes and not only just track my food, but also try to function on 25 carbs or less each day. This is a new place for me because my no sugar/no flour mentality has given me results, without having to worry about the carbs, but with that thinking I’ve consumed some things that aren’t the best for me. Call them the junk foods of the no sugar/no flour world and I’ve eaten them, sometimes sabotaging my hard work while lulling me into a sense that I was still “sticking with it”.
My new challenge will change all of that and for once open my eyes on how many carbs I consume in a day. This test comes from watching friends utilize the KETO diet to change their lives, which caused me to wonder how far that was from what I’m doing currently. While I’m not even positive I can eat in way to put my body into Ketosis, I thought it might make an interesting challenge to see how close I get. In the end, I will at least gain an understanding of how to eat while minimizing my carb intake. Plus, I’m sure that consuming less carbs, especially the bad ones, can on some level be good for me. At least my no sugar/no flour behaviors have prepped me well for this experiment because those two things are the toughest for most people to get out of their system.
So look for updates throughout March on my survival and I’ll do my best to keep them coming. I’m still a very picky person, so we’ll see how I can incorporate my lackluster meal choices into making this work. Maybe this will make a nice chapter for the revised version of my book later this year.
All the best!
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