Getting the Diet on Track and Accountability

Accountability-words-10-24-1024x409I am noticing that with the little changes I made with my daily diet I am feeling much more nourished than before. Eating a little bit of gluten free oatmeal and a piece of fruit 30 minutes prior to my workout, while taking in protein during is making a world of difference in my progress. I am blowing past all previous workouts with much higher reps and heavier weight. Just after the workout within 2 hours I will fuel up again with protein by eating eggs or cottage cheese. This little cycle will keep me satisfied all the way to lunch.

So I pretty much feel that I have the morning section of my day figured out, but it is the later part of the day I always have problems with. Lunch time must consist of a salad which contains as my varieties of vegetables I can get in it along with some type of protein like tuna, beef, turkey, chicken, or hard boiled eggs. I would love to add another carbohydrate food to the mix but when I do I always find myself feeling groggy an hour later.

On the other hand dinner can include a carbohydrate along with meat and a vegetable because carbohydrates are needed to get a good nights sleep.

These two later meals are the one’s I must start to figure out. With the tough workout will I need additional protein during the day? Will I need to get a little more carbs into my diet during the day to keep up brain function? Can I maintain fat burning while eating additional carbohydrates each day? And most importantly what changes will occur to my blood sugar while taking in a little more carbs? All these things I must play with to get the whole diet on track.

I will right everything down that I eat in a food journal and review each day like a scientist. I will learn from my mistakes and gain from the things I do correctly. It is all about accountability and I must be accountable for every piece of food I put in my body and be able to justify the reason I ate it.

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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10 Responses to Getting the Diet on Track and Accountability

  1. Mary Blowers says:

    Have you checked out my book, The Sunlight Diet? As a fellow over-50er, I developed this system myself and have so far lost 12 pounds. http://www.amazon.com/Sunlight-Diet-Impossible-Resetting-Hormones-ebook/dp/B00Y17PB8E/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

  2. New Journey says:

    Good Morning….adding a complex carb, like: (got this list off the internet)
    â—¾Green vegetables
    â—¾Whole grains and foods made from them, such as oatmeal, pasta, and whole-grain breads
    â—¾Starchy vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, and pumpkin
    â—¾Beans, lentils, and peas

    I know your a very intelligent man, but sometimes we forget that carbs come in so many different foods….my personal is lentils…Might help….
    I have to stay away from all the simple carbs….they are my heroine…..lights up my brain and I become not only stupid but I turn into a slug….

    again this is only a thought….keep up the good work, your are my inspiration….I am on a weight lose journey not only to get healthy, but stave off diabetes which runs in out family…and all the other diseases that comes with obesity….have a great Monday….kathy

    • Excellent Kathy! It’s not an easy journey by any means, but a journey well worth taking just the same. I always look at the long chain carbs first as they break down much slower the the short chain carbs. The truth of the matter is that I am really starting to question the paleo style diet as a full time way of eating. Thank you for the great input Kathy, I love when you respond to my posts.

  3. Anne Marie says:

    I have a 21 Day health, nutrition and fitness accountability group starting on July 6th on Facebook that you are welcome to join if you would like. We would love to have you.

  4. I think you eventually find what works over a process of elimination. Then you stick to it as much as you can and allow yourself to stray once in a while.
    I have a little recipe for Egg, cottage cheese and ham muffins I can throughly recommend. No carb at all.
    Find it here http://www.slimmingworld.com/recipes/mini-quiche-muffins.aspx I replaced all of the veggies with ham as it works better for me.
    Up to your own palette…..

  5. brainsnfeet says:

    You are so on the right track by experimenting with a lot of small changes that you can sustain. Nicely done! The only think I would add is to consider leafy greens as an additional source of protein. I’ve been playing with them more since there are so many more at the farmers markets this time of year and as a meat eater, I’ve been surprised at how “meaty” and satisfying they are.

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