26 July 2010

Fit Point: Alternative diet

I guess I'd better quick get my fit point up before the next one is posted.

This week’s topic:
Alternative Diet Options
This week’s FitPoint explores Alternative diet options: Many health conscious individuals may be Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free dieters or employ other alternatives to the normal dieting habits even semi-regularly, and we want to hear about them! What are the health benefits of the way you eat, and why did you decide to eat this way? What is your favourite recipe?

At first I wasn't going to post on this because I don't have any restrictions to my diet but then I realized that in itself IS an alternative.

I am not denying myself any foods, nor am I counting calories per se. Instead, I am attempting to be very analytical about each choice I make. Do I really want that strawberry pie baby? Am I going to be madder at myself for having it, or madder if I don't have it and feel deprived? Sure, I might check the calorie content before making the final decision, but that's not the same as recording and calculating the number of calories in each meal, each day, or each week. I'm not compelled to use up my bonus calories by the end of the day or week then, and I'm really not feeling deprived of anything. I'm making good, informed choices that I can live with. (Yeah, I ate the strawberry pie baby) So far I'm down 20 lbs and this is starting to feel like a normal way of eating!

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1 comment:

  1. Awesome FitPoint - I don't do the calorie counting either and never have. I prefer to evaluate the overall item in terms of whats on the nutrition label. High calories are okay if its all quality nutrients I need that day! Especially in my case because I have a hard time actually making the recommended caloric intake on any given day.

    Being free, but healthy with what we eat is (in my opinion) the best way to go: you don't feel like you are missing anything, as you stated, but at the same time, you know you are doing right by the needs of your body!


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