My brain hurts tonight. I’ve been reading a lot of information on nutrition. Many opinions out there in internet land. I know I need to make changes, but since a lifestyle change is needed, I’m taking things slow.
I’m in detox camp at my house. I’ve had no refined sugar, white flour, or caffeine for 48 hours. Overall, despite a mild headache and generalized body aches, I’m doing well.
Saturday, Jeff and I had the opportunity to go to Whole Foods. We actually made one round through the entire store, before we put one item into our basket.
Some of the thoughts going through my mind as I walked through the aisles…
Wow, the colors are so beautiful.
You charge how much for a gallon of milk?
That lady must have 50 supplements in her basket.
My kids are in for a shock.
I don’t know if this is for me.
I don’t have a choice. This is my new path.
I really am addicted to sugar.
Eating healthy isn’t convenient or cheap. It takes planning and money.
But then I had a lightbulb moment and thought about the money I wasted on eating out. Would this really be more expensive in the long run? Honestly, I’m not sure. My guess is that it will even itself out. But I’ll keep track and let you know.
We have switched to organic, hormone free milk and eggs as a family. We also bought some Whey Protein powder (low sugar) that was recommended. Jeff and I walked out of Whole Foods with only 2 bags of groceries but felt that our choices were good enough and significant for our first trip.
And that was it for family changes. I’m taking Betsy’s advice who commented to my last post. Jeff and I loved this advice and really took this to heart…
“The only piece of advice (unsolicited) is one that our doctor told us don’t make the children change their diet-offer them healthy food with lots of “kid” type options and they will come around. Both of my daughters are in their late teens and now eat incredibly healthy and exercise because they want to. I am so glad that I didn’t push them and we didn’t battle over food, they are both bean poles and make excellent food choices and when they don’t it isn’t a big deal.” – Yes.
Planning my meals out for the day has been key for me the last two days, especially today at work. I ate every three to four hours and was never hungry.
And tonight I came home to a great man who made me sauteed chicken and brussel sprouts.
It was truly satisfying to eat real food.
And while I have a long road ahead of me, I am feeling more in control of this journey. Excited to be taking these small steps…
Blessings sweet friends – JennyTweet