When I began my healthy lifestyle journey I had NO idea how much extra food I had been eating. If we had hamburgers and fries, I would eat every bit of my burger, all of my fries, and have ice cream too. If we had tacos, I would have 3 or 4. I would eat until I felt stuffed. It was not long before I realized I was consuming much more food than I needed for health. Needless to say, the first few days of my new healthy lifestyle, my body and emotions were in shock. I went from eating out of emotion and stopping when I felt better; to eating 1 small cup of chicken salad on a bed of lettuce at the designated meal time. After about a week of down-sizing portions, I had lost about 5 pounds.
What is a healthy serving size? I have included 2 helpful links below:
We have a friend that says his secret to healthy eating is this: Always eat to live; not live to eat
It is no secret that I personally have to have God's strength to make healthy choices. Here is a scripture that encourages me:
So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God
1 Corinthians 10:31
Press On Wednesday:
in memory of my Dad, Troy