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All or Nothing, or Moderation: Gillian's Journey

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Its good to be back again this week after a little "breather".

I was eavesdropping on a conversation in the lineup at Walmart earlier this week. Well, I shouldn’t say "eavesdropping”, but I couldn’t help but overhear the two ladies ahead of me lamenting over their issues with losing weight. The first lady was saying she felt deprived and constantly hungry due to the strict dietary demands she had placed on herself. She was struggling to stay within her limits of carbs and fats while the other lady was talking about how she was eating the foods she loved "in moderation".

I’ve used that phrase many times myself and it always worked, to a point. I have an addictive personality and I’ve always loved my junk food and sweet. I could never eat potato chips or chocolate in moderation. If the bag is opened, there is no need for a "chip clip" I wouldn’t be satisfied till I saw the bottom of the bag. The same with chocolate. Whether it be a regular sized bar or a box of assorted chocolates, I would be constantly eating them till the box was empty. I’m an "all or nothing" kind of girl when it comes to junk food, which is why I don’t keep it in my house anymore. I cannot have that kind of temptation around me. Having diabetes has taught me that I must steer clear of sugary foods and empty carbs, so why bother tempting myself? Out of sight, out of mind.

Eating in moderation though has much easier since starting Nutracelle. I replace two meals most every day, so I only plan food for one. I buy most of my meats in bulk and sort them out into single servings which are vacuum sealed and frozen. A typical meal for me consists of a protein and at least two veggies or a salad. I try and keep 1/3 of my plate protein and 2/3 vegetables. That seems to work well for me.

I have pretty much given up all wheat-based bread too. I make a gluten-free, low-carb loaf now from the Natural Nutralean and it completely satisfies me. I no longer crave the unhealthy white bread that wreaks havoc with my blood sugars.
The Cheesy Hamburger buns from Nutracelle also makes great sandwiches. Breakfast sandwiches are a luxury I thought I’d have to give up, but I now enjoy a healthy version thanks to Nutracelle.

Most people who know me know that I have a wicked sweet tooth, a whole mouthful of them to be completely honest. Thankfully Nutracelle is so low in sugar that I can still enjoy healthy sweets. I love to bake but I’ve had to reign myself in quite a bit in that regard, but only because I end up running out of product before my next shipment is due!

Life has become so much easier with Nutracelle in my corner. I’ve even made some unhealthy meals much healthier using the Natural Nutralean. I love mixing a scoop of the Natural with different spices to make a delicious crispy coating for fish and chicken. I’ve added it to all kinds of salad dressings to cut carbs and add fiber. There isn’t a recipe on the planet that you can’t make healthier with it! So, you can see why I love it so much... it helps me cut carbs and sugar which is great for my diabetes but it's also nut-free, which is great for those with nut allergies, gluten-free and high in prebiotic fiber and protein! It has literally taken the guesswork out of meal planning for me and I don’t even bother counting calories near as much as I used to. I no longer need to. And that, my friends, is total freedom to go live my best possible life! I might add that life has been pretty darn amazing lately.

Next week, I’m taking Nutracelle on the road with me. I’ll be travelling to visit family out east and my Nutralean is going with me. I’m attending my nieces baby shower next weekend and I’m sure there will be family dinners and such. Thankfully I have family members who use Nutracelle as well so I’m hoping we keep one another motivated to eat healthy amid all the festivities. I’ll be writing in my blog daily on how I’m doing being away from home and trying to stick with my plan. That’s going to be interesting for sure. You can read all about that next Wednesday!

This evening I’m going to be making a little snack for later. I’ve been dying to try the Low Carb Crispy Protein Chips for awhile now...I’m going to make mine a little spicy I think. Ha-ha! I love a little heat!

Here are a few photos so you can see just how easy it is to make a healthy snack!

And the final result - DELICIOUS!

Until next week, stay happy and healthy!