I think I wrote a while ago about changing the way I eat. Or I have at least mentioned it. While training for the race, I really tried to eat "clean" as much as possible. For me, that meant lots of grilled chicken, steamed or roasted vegetables, protein smoothies, and the like. I had a cheat day or cheat meal once a week, usually for tailgating, but even then, I tried to keep it in reason.
I didn't ask my family to eat clean along with me. Of course, I prepare a lot of the meals in the house, so I did switch us to turkey bacon and brown rice. I tried to cut back on starchy fillers for meals, even though we were already eating minimal amounts anyway. I felt really good. I lost weight, but I wasn't starving myself.
After the race, I got off track a little bit. I let myself eat more indulgently, more often. I still made good choices a majority of the time, but I just wasn't as vigilant. And I could tell, in my moods, my energy level, just in general.
So this year I want to focus on eating healthfully for good. Not just as part of a training regimen. As a lifestyle. I'm there, in some aspects. In order to do something like this, to really change, you have to know why you're doing it. I'm still figuring that out. Obviously my own health should be the main reason, I just have to get there mentally.
So, for food resolutions:
1. Drink more water! I have so much room for improvement here. I drink a lot of unsweetened iced tea, which isn't bad, but I need to drink more water.
2. Plan meals, especially lunches. I eat lunch out a lot--grilled nuggets and fruit from Chick-fil-A or a burrito bowl from Chipotle most often. I need to eat at home more.
3. Try new foods. I have so many silly food issues and I need to just get over it.
4. Juicing. I've borrowed a juicer to see if I like it, and I want to make it a regular part of our diet. Travis and I don't get near enough vegetables and fruits.
5. Keep up the good habits I've already developed.
What are you doing in the kitchen this year that's different?