I'm also on the boat of eliminating processed foods and increasing my intake of more organic and localy grown items. I've been spending a lot of time reading up to learn what I want and why. I've watch Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, Food, Inc., as well as have been reading various blogs, and thus far, I've found this one to be a great resource:
I know I want to change how I eat more so that lose weight, since I know the weight will come off as I eat better. I also want to see my daughter grow with truly healthy eating habits, not ones based on low-fat, processed foods. And, because I want this to be a transformation and not a crash diet, it has been a slow process of making simple changes that I can stick with. Last week my focus was increasing my greens and fresh fruits - and in just a week I can tell my sweet tooth and cravings have signficantly decreased. I've managed to reduce my intake of white starches and dairy and haven't felt deprived.
Meanwhile, my first attempt to make my own green smoothie this morning was an EPIC fail as I think I jumped into adding chia seeds and powdered spirulina into my diet too fast without first having successful and favorite smoothies to alter. So, I'll just keep trying.
If you think you can or you can't, you are right.
If you're not hungry enough to eat an apple, you're not really hungry.
I'm with you, Christy. Although I have a lot of weight to lose, my first goal was eating healthy. I am eliminating all processed food and will not add salt to anything. So far, so good, but there were a couple times I wanted to grab a piece of cheese. I didn't do it. I'm already seeing results and some I hadn't planned on. I've been eating 1/2 an avocado each day and my dry skin is already looking much better!
I will definitely check out your blogs, Rachel. Thank you for sharing!
Hi all! My name is Christy! I am new to the team, and joined for motivation, support and ideas for eliminating processed foods from my diet. I decided to do a 30-day challenge with no processed food and then after that I will go from there on what foods I will allow back in, if any. I am on day 2, and am doing well so far! I find that you definitely can find delicious foods that aren't processed. I am eating a lot of different vegetables than I have ever tried, either!
If anyone knows of any good sites where I can find whole food recipes, or of any particular recipes that are your favorite, pleas share. (Note: I am a flexitarian. I rarely eat meat, only on occasions.)
I am married to a wonderful husband, and a mother of a handsome little boy who is going to be 2 in July. I work full-time and am trying to get the whole family active. I have lost over 90 pounds, and plan to lose about 15 more or so (not sure yet)! I try to get some form of exercise every day, and am training to run a 5K, and hopefully keep going to get to a half marathon!
I look forward to chatting more with all of you! :)
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.