Today, I forced myself to examine my diet because my efforts for the past few weeks are so ineffective. I realized that although I did try to limit my food intake, I didn’t really go out of my way to eat healthier. With PCOS and my insulin resistance, I should seriously avoid foods that can only aggravate my PCOS symptoms particularly insulin resistance.
With rice as a staple in my family meals, it’s hard for me to avoid carbohydrates and all the other food items that I need to consume in moderation. But from today onwards, I will try to avoid the following food items in my diet:
1. Sweets – I have successfully dealt with my craving for chocolates, cake and even ice cream. After avoiding these for so long, I noticed that I no longer have the urge to eat it every now and then. But my biggest challenge would be in the form of liquid sweets like powdered juice drinks, shakes and even soda. Somehow I feel so refreshed after drinking these sweetened drinks. I need to relearn how to appreciate water – it’s good for the body and it doesn’t have all the glucose and the calories that I’m trying to avoid.
2. White Rice – This one is going to be hard to avoid. Our family meal is never complete without rice. This type of rice is among the carbohydrates with a high glycemic index, and I should seriously avoid having it three times a day! Before I had my daughter, I was able to achieve dramatic weight loss results because I avoided it at all costs. It’s so hard to get back on my diet before, but I know that it’s the only way to go about this weight loss goal.
3. White Bread – This is another culprit in my diet. With my local bakery having only this type of bread readily available, I need to purchase a healthier alternative at a mall. I know that eating healthy also entails a bigger allocation in my weekly food budget. If only I have access to affordable, fresh and organic produce like the other countries. Sigh!
For now, my focus will be on slowly eradicating these items on my diet. In the coming days, I will try to look for healthier alternatives so that I can move forward with my weight loss plan. If you happen to have any suggestions, they are mostly welcome here!