It’s no secret around my house that I absolutely am the world’s worst dieter. Every day, I wake up determined that this will be the day that I will stick to a diet. Any diet. It is usually a bust before noon. Well, today, I decided that since I can’t count on myself to be accountable, I’d come here and ask you to help me. I need to have someone that will hold me to my plan… I know eventually, it will all come down to me, but it would be good to have some back up, ya know?
Okay, so here’s my plan:
- Drink more water. Drink less sugary stuff. Except coffee. Coffee restriction isn’t happening… no one will be happy.
- Eat gluten free. It seems to work best for me, and it’s relatively easy to follow… after the first day. With PCOS and all the issues it brings, eating a diet low in (bad) carbs is a good idea for me. Eating gluten free is supposed to help with a lot of the symptoms of PCOS, and help to fix the underlying cause. Now, I’m not a doctor, so I can’t tell you 100% that this is true, but there is a lot of data out there that says it’s true.
- Exercise at least 30 minutes a day. I’m going to try out a few of the pins I found. Maybe try one a week just to keep me interested and not bored. If you need some inspiration, check out my Workout and Diet board on Pinterest.
- I know that it’s more important at my age to incorporate weight bearing exercise than a whole bunch of cardio, so I’m actually going to put those hand weights I bought to use.
- Have a visual reminder of where I am (and soon, where I was) and how far I need to go to get to my goal. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the number of pounds I need to lose, so making something like this visual reminder will help to keep me motivated. I love this idea from Hot Mess Princess.
So, that’s it. There’s my plan. It’s not anything special, but it’s a good start.
Today is the day. Really. I’ll report back tomorrow and let you know how it goes.
In the meantime, what’s the best diet advice you’ve been given? Or what’s the best diet advice you can give?
Wish me luck!