Everyone is blogging about food today so I thought maybe I would do the same since I’m still trying to get back on track. Mostly I just do my best to eat real food, to buy the best quality ingredients I can afford, and to avoid sugar, booze and wheat. The wheat part is the easiest of the three to kick, which surprised me because I used to be heavily dependant on pasta as a dinner staple. I think we ate pasta two or three times a week. I do love bread, but I’m pretty picky about what kind I’ll eat so it’s easy for me to skip bad bread and hold out for the really good stuff as an occasional treat. (Also, we do eat Ezekiel bread, but it’s still an occasional thing for me.)
The sugar and booze? Way harder. I love sugar. I love candy. I love wine and beer a lot but it doesn’t love me back. The quickest way for me to lose the pounds I gained over the summer is to limit the (crazy delicious) empty calories. Boo.
So, what did I have to eat yesterday? It was a pretty good day for me and it’s a decent indicator of how I like to eat in general:
breakfast: steel cut oats with banana, walnuts and milk
snack: 2% plain Greek yogurt w/ chopped apple
lunch: grilled organic chicken thigh, tomato/mozzarella salad, roasted potatoes, steamed broccoli
snack: apple slices with natural peanut butter
dinner: chicken/pecan/pear salad (w/ homemade pesto) over spring greens
I also had a lemon Lara Bar that I ate mid-afternoon for “dessert.”
So, not terrible overall. I don’t diet and I don’t count calories as a general rule. I was happy that I managed to not cave and have a beer with dinner and I successfully avoided the workplace doughnuts. When tempted I just try to focus on how much better I feel when I eat good food. It doesn’t always work, but yesterday it did so that’s a start.
I will say, though I’m not quite there yet, I’m very interested in the primal eating movement that’s all the rage right now. I’m not quite ready to give up my oatmeal but the rest of it sounds pretty good to me. I also ordered some coconut oil to start cooking with, based on AndreAnna‘s advice. We’ll see what happens!