Tuesday, July 02, 2013
A couple of years ago, I had very few issues with food. It was my friend and who cares if my kids are eating gmo sugars and food coloring? Meat was a priority for every dinner. Mmm bacon. Ice cream with every weight loss show, whichever is on sale that week!
Over the course of learning about what food does to us I'm down to about 10% of the store and some food directly from the farm. I still will do traditionally farmed produce, but am aiming at more organic stuff than ever before, I mean, if I don't have to worry about the meat budget, I have more organic options open to me. I refuse to eat products that have caused harm to the animals, they have feelings too.
I require control over my ingredients. More and more I'm the crazy woman reading the side or back of the box looking for ingredients. You might see me complain out loud to the box about an ingredient or another, mumbling under my breath about gmos or the craziness about a "multi-grain" item having fewer whole grains than the original version.
I am more likely to make things at home because I just can't stand the options available to me in pre-made form.
I have never been so picky about food in my life! At the moment food is not giving me joy, it gives me a feeling of terror! I'm sure I'll be back to enjoying food as I gain more recipes and the ability to find different things in my stores.
Transitions are always hard. I'm currently in this new transition from a meat based diet to a plant based diet, don't get me wrong, I personally have only eaten meat once a day with dinner while the rest of my meals might be dairy or produce, but meat was a priority for me to give my family. Yesterday I did a good red beans and rice recipe, today will be an organic, grass fed, killed on site cow.
As I go, I'll probably make sure half of our dinners are meatless. If I have to have meat at dinner, I probably won't eat the meat in all the meals. It's hard to convince my husband to go completely meatless, but as long as I know my source, I don't feel as bad about the animal having died as long as I know how it lived and was killed.
My mother thinks I'm crazy, but this is not completely unusual, I simply have new quirks. I have become the person I've seen in documentaries I never thought I'd become. I used to think those people were crazy for being so picky, now I'm probably pickier than some of those people.
Who knew a little knowledge could go so far? I learn something new about my food choices each week and have to alter my habits accordingly. Fortunately the new way I'm eating this week has boosted my weight loss, I lost 2 pounds in one week!
Here's to getting back to enjoying foods! May I figure out the things that will taste good to me again!
Today's Holidays: The First Zeppelin Flight in 1900, I Forgot Day (and the Remembrall doesn't help either!), World UFO Day (they're not all weather balloons) and National Anisette Day.