I have been doing research on different things that cause me to gain weight. I might be an emotional eater but I don't think I eat so much that I would be gaining. After journaling for three days, I discovered a couple of things.
One, I don't eat enough veggies period. In my diet they were non-existent. In discovering that I eat like zero veggies, I ran across Joe Cross Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Wow! The one thing that could help me lose weight and be healthy is veggies and fruit. Hmm. Well, I have decided to keep track of my veggies. In fact they need to comprise 60% of my diet.
The second thing I noticed was since I started drinking a protein shake each morning my weight had gone up! What?! At first I thought is was the milk so this week I changed it to be Almond Milk. Then I did research on Whey protein and found that its not actually good for me. So I gave up the whey protein and started to lose weight again. I found on Amazon a protein powder that is all natural and doesn't contain soy or whey:
Finally I discovered I wasn't drinking enough water. I was getting less that 40 oz of water a day when the minimum is 64oz. So I increased my water intake and wow what a difference.
Next week I am going to try Urban Remedy, a 3 day program of juicing. It is organic and has great reviews. At least until I figure out how to juice myself. I know that I need to eat more fruits and veggies, eat rice and potatoes and fish. So for the next two weeks I am going to focus on that.