saying goodbye to processed food?
Friday, April 15, 2011
I have been doing a lot of research lately on healthy eating. More specifically, I have been researching how hypothyroidism can affect your diet and how your diet can affect hypothyroidism. I wasn't really looking for a "diet", but more of just guidelines that might be helpful. For the past year I have really struggled to lose weight with just focusing on heaslthy eating.
After doing some online research and talking to my doctor, I came across the "Eat Clean Diet" which led me to the concept of clean eating. A lot of people with hypothyroid havew found this type of eating to be helpful as far as losing weight. I am still trying to understand fully why. I do know that when I was doing the Atkins diet before my wedding, my weight was easier to lose weight than anything else I tried. My body seems to respond and feel better when I am eating smaller quantities of carbs.
After doing a lot of online research, I decided to buy a book - "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Clean".
I finished reading the book tonight and I think I am going to take the plunge. It isn't extreme. The concept is to eat clean 75-80% of the time, which will still allow for my chai tea lattes
. The hardest thing will be figuring out the meal planning at first and then learning how to cook/bake with different types of flours and sugar substitutes. But, I am looking forward to the challenge.
Well, enough rambling for now! Have a good night!