For me, January is usually a time for detoxing and getting back on track, resolving to do this thing or that. This year I didn't make any specific resolutions, just to be a better version of myself. Over the course of 2012, I put on a bunch of weight. I stayed active all year, but I still managed to add about seventeen pounds, in the form of stress eating.
I know that the key to weight loss is to be very aware of what you put into your mouth, I don't know how many times I've started a food log, I usually do okay for three days, then forget to fill in my dinners, and then I give up all together. For Christmas Mike gave me a new iPod Touch, and the cool thing about it is that I can download apps, specifically MyFitnessPal. I've been using it since New Year's Day to log in everything I eat, as well as what kind of exercise I did that day. It gives me the total number of calories I should stick to in order to lose the weight, and I've also been tracking my mileage. It's basically my new BFF.
Along with keeping track of my food, I promised myself to do the following:
*getting on the floor to do a plank a day, as well as other strength work
*no junk (a.k.a. my beloved chocolate), but I can have a bit on Sunday
*hopping on the treadmill six days a week (and hit the pavement with Frank if it isn't icy. If there is ice, it's a guarantee that I will fall)
*continue to eat real, yummy food
Tuna mixed with low-fat mayo, tossed with greens, and a slice of this:
I've been a fan of Ezekiel 4:9 Bread for a while now, my favorite is the sesame seed variety. I had the change to try their new Sprouted Flax Bread, which is made from sprouted grains (wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet, spelt, and flax), not flour. Each slice of contains 90mg of Omega 3, 5g of protein, 4g of dietary fiber and 18 amino acids from vegetable sources. It's guilt free bread because it's low in carbs and calories.
I like to toast it, because you have to keep it in the freezer, I don't eat it plain, it needs a bit of moisture, such as a bit of earth balance buttery spread or almond butter.
You can find Ezekiel in the freezer section of your market, and if giving up carbs was one of your resolutions, I suggest you give it a try!
*Note: I was sent samples of the bread for the purpose of this review, my thoughts on the product are my own.