Let me start by saying this first: I don't believe in diets. Unless medically necessary, I don't believe in them. That is not to say I never tried one. I did. Years ago. A cabbage soup diet. Consisting of cabbage soup. Cabbage, carrots, beans and that in a soup. It didn't fill. It didn't give me any nutrients. And on the one day I had to work, I became so woozy, I had to get some chocolate milk to give me enough sugar to give me enough of a boost to continue work!
I do love food. I love vegetables and fruit. I love my pizzas and my pastas. My bread, my meat, my deserts. I love cooking as well. And with the dishwasher that I can now use, that means that cooking becomes even more of a joy (those that have known me a long time, know what I mean with that, and the rest of you can easily figure it out).
So, no diet then. But I do realise I do need to watch what I eat a bit more. Especially with becoming fit. Walking those 5k on Saturday was great. My time was great. And I felt fine afterwards. At night however, my knee started hurting. And that has all to do with the extra weight I am carrying. Which means, I will have to loose some of that extra weight. Because that 5k is part of a triathlon.
I will not stop eating pasta and bread and such. I eat wholemeal pasta and wholemeal bread. I fill my pasta sauces with fresh vegetables and plenty of them. The portions will just have to be that bit smaller. A piece of fruit for desert. A few sandwiches less to work. Pizza will have to be home-made instead of those factory made ones.
The one thing I won't do though? Give up ice cream! One a week should be fine during the summer!!!