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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
and
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.

My observations:
- 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!
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  • REVIVED
    this is soooo exciting!! A good way to get some more calories is nuts, seeds or a smoothie. i make tons of smoothies. throw some spinach in, you'll never know its there. Dont obsess about not getting everything perfect right away. its all a learning process. Have you seen Hungry For Change? i really recommend it if you haven't. One of the things they say that i really like is to just keep adding more and more of the good stuff and eventually it will crowd out the bad stuff. Just keep looking for ways to get in more fruit and veg. You are going to feel so much better, it will all be worth it. I gave up processed food last year and I've lost about 35ish lbs since then and i have more energy and feel better than i ever have. I dont get it perfect 100% of the time but its completely opposite to how my attitude about food used to be.
    2760 days ago
  • no profile photo KSIDOTI123
    You're off to a great start! Love that you've made a commitment and that you're sharing.
    You may find that planning & prepping ahead will help prevent you from having to fall back on less healthy choices. But you're off to a great start reading labels, being aware, and finding new foods/food sources!
    Keep up the great work!
    2760 days ago
  • TOPCAT93
    go you
    2760 days ago
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