Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I had another "digestive attack" yesterday so I have decided to give up the Whole30 plan. There just isn't enough fiber to keep me "regular".
So this "experiment of one" is over. But was it a waste of time? A resounding NO!
Here's what I learned:
* I was eating waaaaay too much "Frankenfood". That is, reduced-calorie breads, buns, cheese, ice cream and other over-processed food that have a zillion ingredients and tons of salt. I was able to give all that up and didn't really miss it.
* Eating grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, and organic eggs is expensive but worth the money. I've been buying the Simple Truth brand at my Kroger store, but there are small farmers around here who raise and sell chickens and cows, so I'll look into that.
* I wasn't eating enough healthy fats. In my quest to lose weight I cut out nearly ALL fat. I learned that the good fats are satisfying and satiating so definitely have a place in a healthy diet.
* I don't need all the unhealthy, preservative-laden condiments I was using. I did fine using mustard instead of sugary ketchup; I loved the homemade olive oil mayo I made; and I'll continue to experiment with salad dressings.
My plan is to take the good from that way of eating and move forward. I'll be eating higher-quality protein, less processed food, and only good quality dairy.