Day 1 of "Whole Foods"
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
fyi here are my rules:
No refined sugars (this leaves me with pure maple syrup and honey)
No white flour/white rice
If I DO eat something processed (aka, bread, green beans in a can, etc) it MUST have less than five ingredients (the only exception being six ingredients or so that are all wholesome; my new sourdough bread has 'garlic' as it's sixth ingredient).
Day 1 wasn't exactly successful, but it wasn't all that bad either. I didn't have any whole foods in the house yesterday morning so I wound up choosing a sourdough bread with 12 ingredients in it. I thought that was okay, but when I went to Clark's, I found sourdough with six ingredients, and the sixth ingredient was garlic since it was garlic sourdough. The regular sourdough had FOUR...yes you counted right...FOUR ingredients. And the sourdough in my fridge was made of white flour - my new stuff is wheat flour through and through.
I then again ate white flour for lunch since I was on the run and starving from only eating two pieces of bread that morning, but it was homemade in the back of this little bagel shop. A sesame bagel topped with salmon, onions, homemade cream cheese....very delicious. Still a better choice than, say, Wendy's.
Then for dinner I blew it ~AGAIN~ with the white flour. I ate a great almond encrusted fish that was good, but then I had white (organic, at least) pasta with a homemade alfredo sauce. So many white flour incidents - but!
I still did better calorie wise and health wise than I have done in weeks. I didn't eat any refined sugars - oreos, other cookies, etc - so I feel pretty good about that.
I do admit that my head hurts significantly and I'm super whiny, but that's a small price to pay for a detox I guess.
- Making everything myself will be, in essence, very difficult. Necessary, but difficult.
- It's going to be hard to avoid all of the junk my roommates eat.
- I'm not sure how I'm going to get enough calories! I barely broke 1,500 yesterday and that was really hard. Go me, I guess, but I will need to be careful about not eating enough!!
Two days until the farmer's market. I'm very excited to go back and get some more clementines!