First, I am dusting these guys off and putting them back to work with regular exercise and even some running. Gasp!
(Are you sitting down? Good.) I am cutting out coffee and switching to herbal tea. Um, y'all...this one is huge. Caffeine apparently throws your ability to regulate insulin all out of whack, so I have to let it go.
Drinking LOTS of water.
Following an eating plan that was recommended to me by bloggy friend Jillian. It's based on food combining/timing and eliminating Funky Foods (like all processed foods, bad carbs, including sugar, white flour, potatoes, etc.) What is that sound you hear? Helga/Brigitte is weeping. You do eat lots of protein and vegetables (look, I bought a Chinese eggplant--oh my!) and can have certain dairy products.
And you can still have fruit (except bananas because of the high sugar content, so these are for Annelise). Though the plan recommends only eating fruit in the morning so your body has time to burn off the sugar.
Scott and I are both doing our best to follow this plan as closely as we can. I realize how out of whack our eating has been, with waaaay too much bread, sweets, and various junk. I hope this new regime will help me to feel better (been waaaay too blah-ish for a long time), have more energy and, oh, yeah, lose the loaf of bread residing around my mid-section (I can no longer in good conscience refer to it as a muffin top).
I think these first few days or even weeks will be the hardest. Not having coffee left me prone on the bed with a doozy of a migraine yesterday. I hope once my body detoxes from all the gunk I will not suffer as many headaches. Fingers crossed.
I'll keep you posted as the Revolution progresses.
Let's let the Beatles sing us on out, "Don't you know it's gonna be all right, all right, all right."