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.
| Pounds lost: 5.0