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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Try cleaning up your favorites list in your nutrition tracker!

The other day I did a long overdue chore – I went through my nutrition tracker and weeded out all those foods that I am no longer eating or plan to eat. Many of them came from restaurant selections. Some were items that I imported because I ate them once but don’t plan to repeat them. Most of them came from various processed foods that I have eaten despite labels that read like a chemistry index and most often contained the word “artificial”. I have resolved to avoid them anymore if at all possible. Some items weren’t so bad, but contained gluten which until I find out for sure that I’m NOT gluten intolerant, I’m not going to eat.

For curiosity sake, I decided to use a calculator and keep track just exactly what I was eliminating -- not only from my tracker, but from my diet as well. What an eye opener!
Here are the numbers:

750+ grams of fat (mostly unsaturated)
950+ grams of sugars (simple carbs were culprits)
50,000+ MG OF SODIUM!

Total items eliminated: 54

I feel lighter already…..

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