It has been one week since I sat through the marathon of food documentaries. As a result of watching those DVDs, I have dropped processed foods from my diet and opted to get my nutrition from whole foods instead.
In addition to getting rid of processed foods, I’ve also severely cut back my meat intake. The closest thing to meat I’ve had in the past week was Tilapia that I prepared earlier in the week. The majority of my protein has been coming from beans and whole grains.
Making Daily Adjustments
Since making the change, I haven’t been to a traditional grocery store. I’ve bought most of my food from the local farm. My goal is to purchase organic or non-genetically modified produce. I stand a better chance of getting non-genetically modified produce if I buy local.
Because it’s a new transition, I’m still feeling my way around. I’m exploring the wide variety of whole grains that I never ever thought of purchasing before. In addition, I’ve got vegetables in my house that I’ve never cooked before. It’s a lot of fun trying to figure out what to do with these foods. My family never knows what will show up on the dinner plate each evening.
In the last week, I’ve lost 4 and 1/2 pounds and a lot of the midsection bloat is gone. Yes, my belly is flattening out and my clothes are getting a little easier to zip, button and snap. I still have a few pounds to go, but I’m heading in the right direction.
My energy level has increased. I even skipped my usual morning cup of coffee two days this week and didn’t feel tired or headachy or cranky. The last time I went without coffee was over 16 years ago and that was because I was pregnant.
In addition to changing my dietary habits, I also started supplementing my food intake with vitamins. I’ve added vitamins C, B complex, and E. I drink plenty of water and homemade vegetable/fruit juices.
Seeing such positive changes in only 7 days is the encouragement I need to continue down the path to healthier eating. I’m looking forward to seeing what additional health/appearance improvements are in store.