Thursday, January 24, 2013

7 "Foods" to avoid

I came across this fantastic article today! Well well written and easy to understand. I highly suggest checking it out. I really like the whole blog. There are doing an introductory series to eating real food, lots of their tips have been very helpful to me so far.

http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2013/01/7-foods-to-avoid.html

There is some scary stuff being put into our food! Since having Lucas it has made me way more aware of what I put into my body, and also his. Some things are very hard to avoid...like MSG! I can't believe it has 40 different names! I tried very hard to find chicken boulllion without added MSG and ended up finding nothing, even in the organic section. So I have taken to making my own chicken stock....so easy, and way more delicious! One chicken carcass makes a ton of stock, and you can store it in the freezer. I love it. If you've never given it a try I highly suggest you do. You will be hooked once you realize how easy it is.

So here is my little victory from yesterday. I went to Community for lunch. (A natural food store that is only blocks away from my work) They have delicious stuff for lunch, that I can feel good about eating. Their pizza is amazing. So I made myself a big salad at the salad bar, and when I was done I was needing a little something sweet. I went to the snack section and mulled over the chocolate selection...super expensive. I decided on a little bar and went back to work. I typically would have scarfed the whole thing down at once, but I only ate two squares and then saved the rest. Seriously a victory for me! So it may have something to do with my change in eating habits, less cravings for junk. But it also might say a lot about eating quality chocolate...you need less of it to be satisfied. I can eat chocolate from the grocery store until I am blue in the face, but only a couple pieces of a chocolate without any icky ingredients left me satisfied. Amazing.

One thing that this journey has taught me is to celebrate your little victories! Have you had any lately?

4 comments:

  1. I ate wood pulp for breakfast and didn't even know it. Sick.

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    1. that made me lol! what was it Jenny?? I also recently learned that sand is an added ingredient in a lot of processed foods...including those little rice cakes. Gross!!

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  2. It was in my syrup. I should not have been eating it in the first place, so I guess I deserved it. Clean eating is hard :(

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  3. Way to go!!!!! Just FYI, I've found chicken bouillon sans MSG, you get it from Epicure.

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