Brain Food

The foods we eat impact every single part of our bodies, so eating healthful foods isn’t just part of maintaining a fit physique.  Eat This, Not That! put out this list of foods that help maintain focus, improve memory, decrease the likelihood of issues like Alzheimer’s disease, and more.    They also list some harmful foods to avoid, which we should all consider reducing or eliminating for a myriad of reasons.  Some of the items on the list were what we’d all guess–spinach is good, soda is bad–but there were some foods that I found a bit surprising.  Check out their article:  30 Best and Worst Foods for Your Brain.

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Brain Food

Check out this great  IIFYM article : 9 Foods That Are Beneficial for Cognitive Health.

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For those of you that are unfamiliar with IIFYM, it stands for If It Fits Your Macros and you can learn more about that healthy lifestyle switch here.

21 Days Later

So I’ve made it through 21 days of “clean” Paleo-ish Crossfit-eating!  Yay!  I’ve lost 13 lbs since my weigh-in on day 1.  I also measure about 2 inches less around my waist and 2 inches around my buttocks.  I feel great and I’m so glad I did it.

I had a few cheat meals and definitely noticed the change in water weight when carbs are cut or added back.  Read about why this happens here: Understanding Body Weight and Glycogen Depletion.  Although a good portion of initial weight loss is from water stored with glycogen, continuing on a healthy life path will lead to fat loss and muscle gain with time and dedication.

But the bottom line is: if you’re on the fence about making healthy changes, it’s sooo worth it!