Thursday, March 22, 2012
I found a video online last night on myfitnesspal.com website. it was a link about clean eating, and how it is better for you to eat whole foods instead of processed. Yes, I get it, it definitely is healthier. But where does a person even start? How does a person start? When I make myself breakfast in the morning, I typically either have egg whites with whole wheat toast or oatmeal with granola and raisins, and rarely cereal. This video link said that whole wheat bread and granola isn't as healthy for you as "they" say. I was like, "huh?" I always thought whole grains were good for you. They said that the whole wheat pasta, bread, etc has added chemicals that are not healthy for you. This whole thing about the liver having to work hard to filter those chemicals out of your body, doesn't give it a chance to burn the fat out. It sounds like it makes sense. But I am still skeptical.
This is why. Whole wheat is heart healthy. Oatmeal/granola is heart healthy. So why isn't it healthy? I am confused. This morning I made myself a whole egg, half of a bagel thin, and this time I used REAL butter instead of the spray I typically use that is calorie free. Also had a slice of ham. One whole large egg is 70 calories with 185mg of cholesterol!! My limit is 250mg a day per SP guidelines. Eating fruits and vegetables is definitely a healthier option I know that. Another thing, I use canola oil at home. This video said stay away from it! I thought canola oil was good for you! That is why I use it. I used to use vegetable oil. I guess I was misguided. I have so many unanswered questions, and I don't even know if this video was legit, even though it was on My Fitness Pal's website. I love Skinny Cow's dark chocolate clusters. Sometimes I have it with my afternoon coffee to kick that sugar craving. I read the ingredients list for the first time ever... hydrogenated oils!!!!! And this stuff is a healthier option supposedly? SHEESH am I clueless to what I am eating! I feel like a rookie right now to nutrition. And I thought I was making healthier choices!
Anyway, I want to eat more whole foods. I try to keep fruits and vegetables stocked in my fridge at all times. I'm sorry if the blog is jumping from one thing to another, but I am lost right now. lol