New Year Resolutions
I was wondering whether anyone was going to set out some New Year Resolutions for 2020. I haven't actually made any for the New Year but I have written an article on how to set and achieve goals and I started a major goal a few weeks ago, to lose some weight.
Why Lose Weight?
Well, the deciding factor was bursting the button on my trousers! I had known my trousers were getting tight for a couple of months but when it came to having to sew the button back on - TWICE - I thought I had better do something about it. I had already started going to circuit training classes but I have known for many years that exercise alone does not reduce weight, not unless you are doing extreme exercise and I am not up for that.
My diet of choice is the low carbohydrate diet (keto). I actually feel good on that and not hungry, which is a major factor for me. I took off a week for Christmas and didn't weigh but I am back on the diet now. I have lost some weight, my trousers are not too tight and I get the clearer-headed feeling that I usually get on keto.
Now To Keep It Up
A major factor in keeping to the diet is that my husband understands what i can and cannot eat. Staying off candy, cookies and cake while on keto is no problem, as I don't feel hungry and do not crave sweet stuff. My husband does a lot of the cooking and he knows that I cannot eat carrots or potatoes but mainly stick to green veg, along with the meat. Carrots are good for him, so often we cook two veg and he has one and I have the other but we have the same protein dish.
Tonight we had wild salmon pan fried in dripping (beef fat), along with sliced leeks, cooked in butter, tinned tomatoes and potatoes. He was able to eat everything and I just omitted the potatoes.
Your New Year Resolutions
Have you made any NY resolutions?
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