This week I want to talk about cutting out hidden calories and junk that are around me all the time.
This is not a new concept for me, but it is a concept I have strayed from in the last few months and something I need to get back to. I pulled out my Paleo For Athletes book this week and dug into it again. I need to start eliminating the little things I have allowed to creep back into my habits, like non dairy sugar free creamer, and too much truvia. All of the artificial sweeteners I relied on to keep me going have go to now go.
I know it sounds silly, but those items in large quantities are often times just as unhealthy as having simply real sugar.
I think it gets easy when starting to turn your lifestyle healthy, to reply on these things to help transition. Believe me I am all for it. I told a friend the other day that is how I cut out soda and juice, I switched to crystal light for awhile. But then I eventually cut that down and went to strait water. And it is true, I went from having my iced french vanilla coffees from Dunkin Donuts with extra cream and extra sugar 3 times a day when I was obese to now sugar free and fat free and dairy free. Big changes that took a long time. And things like truvia, and non fat coffee creamers helped me over come it.
Today all I drink is water, coffee, and on occasion some Nuun. The problem is my coffee has been including sugar free coffee french vanilla creamer and a packet of truvia or 2. And I have 3-4 cups of coffee a day. That is a lot, and while on the grand scheme of things it does not seem like too much, it is. I have allowed coffee to take the place of other habits and it is creeping up to be too much.
So I have gotten my decaf teas back out into the rotation and I will be having those after my allotted 2 cups of coffee a day. Yes I will not give up my precious best friend coffee hehe but I will have to cut back for some time. When I wake up in the morning I have 2 cups, I will only have one now :( It will be tough. But it is all part of getting back to basics and more primal while I eat.
To be able to drink my coffee black or just with some So Delicious coconut milk creamer that I loved so much. It is simple only 10 calories and fat free. Very much better for me than other options on the market. I would love to cut out truvia all together from my diet and just be free.
Do you have guilty pleasures that keep you from achieving goals that you set?
And today I will go to a Weight Watchers meeting. First one I have been to in 6 months :( I know, a long time... But it must be done. I need the accountability and support that I get from them. My sister has been going with 2 friends she got to go, (I got my sister to go) so it is amazing how it all comes around full circle :)