So, we are undergoing more than just renovation changes around here! Along with eliminating all cleaning chemicals, plastics and other toxins in our home, last week we added a new way of eating to our lifestyle! You can read more about it here.
You must understand that this is not your typical 'diet', but rather a whole new way of eating. The true goal is to become healthy inside and out. It is not a 'quick fix' diet on which you lose weight. It is about maximizing your metabolism and making it work for you. It is about eating more meals a day (6 to be exact) but smaller quantities. It is about keeping your stomach roughly 80% full all the time! It is about pairing complex carbs + protein. It is about drinking a lot of water and tea (in fact, that is all I have been drinking for over a week now...and I'm okay with that!).
The great thing is that we are all being supported in this change, apart from just within our family. The boys at the Firehall where Sean works are also making an effort to change their eating habits. One of the guys is even running the treadmill with Sean. I told the lady that I work with about Eating Clean, she went out and bought the books and now we are checking out what each other brings for lunch! It's so great! The girls are also able to make this part of their day even at school.
Of course, we are seeing some weight changes! Sean has dropped a few pounds, I am around 5 less, Ash is leading the pack by dropping 10 pounds and Jess...well, we are hoping that this way of eating will actually help her to gain weight!
And the best part...not once have I had to ask "What should we have for supper?"