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Making healthy changes, one at a time

Sunday, June 03, 2012

I'm going to make a concerted effort to eliminate many artificial ingredients from my diet. I think the chemical soup of mystery junk I often consume is wreaking havoc with my hormones. And menopause is difficult enough without making it worse!!

One change that's starting today: I'm switching from the flavored dairy creamers I love so much in my coffee to Coffee-Mate's new line of all-natural creamers. Maybe I should have a rule that if I can't pronounce an ingredient and don't know what it is, I shouldn't eat it.

I've seriously been wondering if all the low- and no-sugar food I eat, not to mention the low- and no-fat stuff, is really helping me. Many foods like that just aren't satisfying, and I'm eating God knows what. I feel like I'm in a chemical experiment, not enjoying my food.

I would like to eat REAL food again, just less of it. And cut out the sugar alcohols (sorbitol, mannitol, and other -ol's) and fake fat. Why is it that we eat so much low-fat and low-sugar stuff but we're fatter than ever?

At any rate, it's all worth some thought. The creamer is one step in the right direction.
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