First and Foremost have to give credit where credit is due Mrs. Shauna Niequist!! The 365 Devotion Savor, is the devotional that I am currently reading. Each day after the devotion she poses a question to think about.
Today it was “Do you approach food in the same way year-round? Or do your habits change in various seasons? Are you run by your appetites, or able to shift in each season?”
I want to say that I love food. I am not one of those girls who pretends not to like things, so that she doesn’t have to eat and it terribly uncomfortable to be around during any situation that involves a meal. I eat, I will eat and I do eat!
I wouldn’t say that I “struggle” with my weight. I was 120lbs when I graduated high school, 140lbs when I graduated college and when I got married both times! I had 3 children and my metabolism has changed in my late 30s…I tend to hang out around 160lbs. That being said, I actually wear the same size jeans that I wore when I graduated high school (yea that is right)! Thank you clothing designers.
I have tried a few different “fad diets” to see if my body feels better when I am eating as such. Most recently this has taken shape in the form of the Keto-diet. Which I love by the way. I started Keto almost exactly a year ago. My family and my husband were not on board, so it made it difficult. They really didn’t understand all the things that I was feeding them?
Around the new year though, my husband asked me to help him shift his diet to Keto. He went from taking 2 peanut butter and jelly on white bread with a soda for lunch, to a low-carb wrap with lunch meat and cheese with bottles of water! He looks great and I can tell he feels much better too. Why is it then men and women can do the exact same thing with their diet and the men just drop their pounds instantly, they just melt away? PUNKS!!
Anyhow, I have felt terrific doing it too. Headaches are less, my body feels lighter and my clothes are definitely fitting much better even if the scale isn’t cooperating. Most recently I have decided to try to cut gluten from my diet. Keto is pretty much gluten-free, though on the weekends my husband and I tend to “cheat” and have beer. Then Monday comes and I feel bloated and swollen.
It has only been 4 days gluten free, but it feels terrific. There is a lot to this. Not all things that are gluten free are labeled as such and not all things that you think would be GF are, they have hidden additives. It is really tricky. That being said for the most part, I try to keep it simple. Meat, Veggies/Fruit and Dairy. Stick with the basics, it keeps the guess work out of it.
I would say that in my life the weekdays are my fasting!! Usually just coffee for breakfast, something simple for lunch and a healthy dinner. Typically we don’t drink any alcohol during the week unless it is a special occasion. The weekends are my feasting, having some drinks, some snacks and going out to eat.
We all need fasting to enjoy the feasting! I do believe that this is the way my life tends to ebb and flow. You know what? I am OK with that! Cheers…its nearly the weekend ❤