ME. My health. My body. Being responsible for what goes in it.
Chris and I have been slowly cutting out processed foods for about the last year. We didn't like them much to begin with, but looking back now I realize that we were actually eating a lot of it!
Anyway, we recently watched this documentary called Hungry For Change. Basically, it is about how bad our food has become and what sugars and synthetic chemicals do to your body over a long period of time. They also talk about bad fats and sugars are addicting. It was really an interesting take on our attitude towards food.
A couple of things they said stuck with me.
1. You have to focus on adding things into your diet, rather than taking things away. This will change your state of mind about eating well and encourage you to do it, rather than making you feel as though you are missing out.
2. Americans consume more calories than most anywhere in the world but are nutritionally starving because what we are eating is food-like product, rather than whole, real food. ''
Chris went out and bought us a juicer the next day. The experts on the documentary highly recommended juicing as a way to increase the good calories in your diet.
The night we watched Hungry for Change, Chris had gotten a pizza for dinner because it was the night I wasn't feeling well. He mentioned later that he could tell he didn't eat that stuff often because it made him feel icky.
Then last night, I went out and about with my mom and some of my brothers and sisters. We ended up getting back to their house late and, well, suffice it to say that we ate junk food for dinner. Food-like product. And let me tell you--at the time it tasted yummy! But this morning, I feel terrible! It's not a feeling like I am going to be sick here in a minute. I feel sluggish, I feel fatty. I feel empty. Okay so it's been something like 11 hours but still! I can feel a difference, and I am convinced that it has to do with the food.
It's really an eye-opening experience! So this morning, once Chris wakes up, I plan on juicing for breakfast. For one, it sounds so refreshing! But the real reason is that unless we want oatmeal or yogurt, we are out of luck because I forgot to add eggs to the grocery list! Oops! An that's really a bummer because scrambled eggs sound absolutely devine. Oh well!
Tonight is going to be an interesting challenge. Chris' grandma wants us to go with her to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner. Hmm....I'm going to try my best to find a healthy option...and then eat half because their portions are huge! It will be interesting to see if I feel icky tomorrow morning too.