My weight stays fairly even, unless I go crazy and stop all efforts to stay on track with my non-diet lifestyle. I am in fact "overweight" for my height, but hey I can't help that I have an athletic build and never grew past four foot three inches!
Now, when I said I was not in perfect health, other than my diabetes I am somehow miraculous in good health. My husband and I just had our yearly physicals, and I had my mammogram and all is clear and good.
I personally do not like, nor believe in fad diets. I do not think they work, I think they set us up to fail. I enjoy food, I enjoy snacking, I enjoy life, I am not meant to be skinny but I also do not have to be "fat" even if the BMI scale says I am overweight. My tummy could be toned, my arms thinner, and my butt firmer, and I can always work on those specific areas, but living a healthy lifestyle, eating well, and eating our best can be super easy, and yes you can still have cake!
Now with all that said, I am not a nutritionist, and by all means if you have a medical condition, including type 1 diabetes, I am not telling you how or what to eat, only sharing my personal experience, and what I eat. I only hope maybe writing about this will give you some ideas on how to tweak what you already do eat to a more healthy level perhaps.
First of all my DO NOT'S
Do not drink diet soda! These have horrible synthetic sweeteners in them - just drink the regular soda unless you are unable to control blood sugars than obviously stay away from all soda, juices for that matter too!
Do not drink or eat anything with caramel coloring in it. Caramel coloring is an additive, not a natural entity. It is just bad for you.
Do not have white bread. Whole grains are the way to go unless you have a gluten allergy, which I know nothing about and can not discuss.
Do not think you are "safe" drinking a lot of fruit juices even if they are 100% fruit juice. These are very sugary even though natural.
Do not assume low calorie or low sugar or even sugar free is any more healthy than the regular product! Learn how to read nutrition facts on the labels on products and what everything means! A sugar free item for example can have as many or more carbs than a full sugar food! Fats - some are good some are bad - but we all need some fats in our diets. Understand what the labels say, what they mean, and do not be fooled by an enticing label! For all you know you could be enjoying the real deal and be healthier than eating the low "whatever" stuff.
Do not eat too many processed foods. I know it is hard to get around it, and I also eat them from time to time but limit - sincerely limit how many "pre-packaged" things you eat!
Do not think you need to be a master chef to eat good. Food is food, I don't know why our society feels we have to take ten ingredients and do fancy things with them to make a good meal. Special chopping, dicing, slicing, chopping, mincing, etc and so on ... don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE to cook, and I adore fancy food, but at home, on the go, in a busy household, there is nothing wrong with a protein, a fruit, a veggie, and a roll on the dinner table.
Here is a photo of my all time favorite meal:
|Mmmm Perfect Meal!|
|The Bread I Prefer|
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