Starting to Feel a Difference – Diet Day 6
Day six and for the first time since I started this diet I am starting to feel just a little different. No I am not suggesting that some weight loss miracle has happened and I am suddenly getting calls from Sports Illustrated asking me if I am available to be one of their swim suit models.
Something just feels different. It’s hard to explain. The first thing I am noticing is that I seem to have more energy than I did over the first few days. I don’t seem to be as tired or fatigued and I am actually looking at ways that I can begin physical exercise something I haven’t thought about for a long time.
I’m also noticing that I am actually not dreading the food every day. I thought after this many days my body and my taste buds would be revolting and begin demanding that they get something warm, chewy, and sweet like it used to have.
Instead I am looking at recipes on how to cook sea scallops and what vegetables have the least amount of carbohydrates. Two weeks ago I couldn’t even tell you a vegetable contained carbs. I am eating healthy meals for the first time in a very long time and I am not gagging when Trina sets a plate in front of me that contains more plant material than protein.
I’m also starting to understand portioning and what a proper amount of food looks like. I had become so accustomed to seeing the super-sized meals that society shows you that I had no idea how much I was really eating.
Mostly I am starting to feel a difference. I’m not so much feeling like I am losing weight as much as I am feeling like I am making the right choices. Trina made me promise not to step on the scales every day to eliminate the elation and agony of a pound here or there. Instead I’m focusing on understanding what my body needs and trying to make sure I am doing what is healthy.
It’s funny, I never would have imagined feeling this much differently in such a short time. I am curious to step on the scale after the first week and see if there is any change. Even if I have only lost a couple of pounds I am at least starting to feel changes that should help me to become healthier.