This is my motto for the next 16 weeks. I am subtracting a few things from my diet and adding others. I am finally starting to see changes that I want to see in my body but I am pretty sure it is the little things that are holding me back. Specifically, a lot of the artificial additives that I have in my diet. Even though they are low-fat and sugar-free, I have noticed that they cause me to bloat like crazy. I also think they make me more hungry than I was before I put them in my mouth. Eating splenda just makes me want to eat real sugar! Go figure! I have never in my life had flat abs…this is partly due to genetics but more so the things that I eat. Slowly but surely, the rolls are going away! LOL! So for the next 16 weeks, I will be fasting from these items:
- Malitol Sweetner
- Diet Soda
- Products containing gluten (mainly bread)
I will be adding a little more of these items:
- Hot Sauce
- Low-Sodium Salsa
- Rice Vinegar ( 0 everything!!)s
- Xylitol Sweetner (Natural)
- Green Vegetables (Even at breakfast)
- Coffee and Tea (Coffee is not evil like you might believe…it actually has a lot of benefits)
You will be surprised how little changes make a big difference!
On another note, I watched a very inspirational video this morning on YouTube. Sometimes I watch them before I go to the gym to remind myself why the heck I am doing this and to see what other women went through during this process.
You have to read a lot and do a lot of research to stay on the right track. This video contained the best advice I have ever heard about figure competitions. Real talk. If you are even considering competing now or in the future…check out this video. Even if you are not thinking about competing, she really breaks down the issued that women have with food and the process of dealing with them.