Welcome to the team... I don't post alot on this forum (Fit_Artist) will attest to that... but I will say, we range from 100% clean (making their own everything...) to 10% clean and learning. So you fit right in! I have learned alot and like this team for all the information they provide... it is great.
From my perspective: if you can get it in the middle of the store, try not too. Shop the perimeter and make your own. I use to eat frozen lean cuisines and smart ones everyday until I got into body building and that opened my eyes. I make frozen meals for my family now... it just takes time.
Am I perfect. No... on occasion, in a pinch, I have to eat a protein bar etc. But most of the time, I am eating something I cooked and packed myself. To me, that is the key.
Glad to have you!
~ Sheri ~ BLC28 - Scarlet Seals - E4 - Petty Officer Third Class
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Hi, just wanted to say how happy I am to have found this group! I've decided to make the transition to eating more whole foods/less processed. It will take me a while to get into the swing of things, but I have made a few small steps already (no more soda, bought a loaf of nature's place whole wheat rather than my usual white bread, bought my first box of Stevia, etc). My husband is supportive of the change, though I'm sure he'll still eat whatever he wants lol.
I'm not 100% sure HOW to cut out most highly-processed foods - I grew up eating McDonald's. Any tips people can throw at me would be welcome :) I know the basic "whole grains, more fresh fruit and veggies", so that's what I'll start with.
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