The picture to the right is not me and that scale definitely does not reflect my weight... In fact it's not even close!!! But I can dream, right? That is like a supermodels weight. I think that may have been my weight in maybe middle school, but it is unrealistic and I don't really want to be a waif. I just liked the picture of the scale :)
It is my desire to get healthy while eating organic and whole foods. While doing this my body will naturally get to the weight that it is comfortable at. I do not have a specific goal weight and I am not starving myself. In fact, in addition to my three healthy meals a day, my snacking has become more often and I am liking a little variety in my snack foods. I am now snacking on more than just carrots! I have added raw green beans, raw almonds (just a handful), and cherry tomatoes, also tangerines and strawberries (which are great for a sweet tooth). I don't eat these snacks all at the same time, but I make sure that when I feel hungry, I grab one (or two) and I'm good to go. I no longer go around feeling hungry all day.
I know from past experience that the worst thing you can do is go hungry. When your body is overly hungry it goes into starvation mode. When you don't eat something every four hours, (except during sleep), your body will hoard any calories that you put into it, and rather than burning those calories it stores them as fat. If your body doesn't know or can't trust that you will be eating again in a few hours, it will go into this mode. It is important to eat something every four hours to keep the furnace burning, so to speak. You have to put fuel in the fire to make it burn. Your body is like a furnace and it needs some fuel to properly burn. Just remember to always choose "good fuel" each time you eat!
I found out that asparagus, broccoli and spinach can all be eaten in large quantities. You can pretty much eat them as much as you want. Since they are all super low in calories, you body actually burns them pretty much just by chewing. So they are pretty much a free food and super healthy too. However, remember if you aren't used to a bunch of fiber, eating so many "whole foods" with all of this fiber will totally regulate your bathroom trips!!! TMI??? Maybe, but it's so true. Lots of fiber = lots of "cleaning out". This probably plays a huge part in my weight loss (LOL)...