Then life stepped in, in a big way. I got distracted. I started cooking my own food less, eating out more. Staying within the calorie limits I'd set (higher mind you), I reached for some "healthy" packaged foods.
Low and behold, weight started to creep back on, slowly but surely. It came a pound here and a pound there--until I'd gained 5 pounds back.
Recently I went back to the source. Back to Mother Nature for guidance and nourishment. I'd mentioned in a previous post how I'm eating more vegan and raw foods. That's a part of my movement to source. Here are some of my recent creations:
|Banana Bread Granola (vegan/gluten free) using Minimalist Baker's Recipe|
Having just polished off a bowl of this, I can say I feel cleaner and lighter than I usually do, eating this combo. I'm energized and ready to go.
In terms of my weight, I've been eating this type of vegan and raw foods for about a week. I've lost 4 of those evil pounds I'd put back on. 1 more to go--I'm stoked!