How is my weight loss challenge going?
So far I have lost 2 pounds since the weight loss challenge began 2 weeks ago. I exercise (cardio) at least 3 days a week. I have made a few decisions that I hope will keep the trend going.
Decision #1 – Nutritionist
I asked my neurologist about a specific diet that can help control seizures and help me lose weight. I want to be able to do both. She recommended the modified atkins diet and seeing a nutritionist. I am hoping to learn something new that will help me lose weight.
Decision #2 – Exercise
I will exercise at least 3 days a week if not more. I need to try to make exercising a habit. I realize this won’t be easy, but that is why this is called a challenge. Last time I tried a weight loss challenge, I was not exercising as often as I should. I am hoping this will help me meet my goals.
Decision #3 – Healthy fats, low carb
When I do eat breads and crackers, I pick out items that only have whole grains. At this time, I am trying to keep my carbs as low as possible. If I go on the modified atkins diet, I may have to phase them out completely.
My workplaces have presented problems for me in the past. Often free food is too much for me to resist, and it is not very healthy. During lunch time, I often went for the convenient sandwiches at a nearby cafe, which have many carbs. I am also tempted to grab a snack after class.
I will plan out my lunches and snacks the night before and bring them to work with me. I can save money and calories.
I am incorporating more heathy fats. My primary care physician recommended sardines, tuna, and salmon because have a high amount of omega-3. Avocados and almonds also have a high amount of healthy fats.