Okay, I just checked it out and I guess I am practicing this for the most part. I don't go out of my way to buy only organic foods, but I very seldom buy anything processed except for sauces and condiments. We grow a garden and I can my own vegetables--even dry beans for quick refried beans, soups or chili. We like most vegetables from artichokes and asparagus to zucchini and we don't eat a lot of sweets. DH takes fruit in his lunch every day and we mix our own trail mix from almonds, pecans, walnuts and dried fruit from Costco--again, not organic, but not processed either. We don't eat much bread--at least I don't--and DH has his favorite (Western Hazelnut).
I've started cooking with only olive or sesame oil, or occasionally peanut oil for an asian dish and only use hydrogenated oil (shortening) occasionally when I make biscuits or cookies. I tried going back to natural (lard) for the few things I bake, but didn't like the taste or texture of the baked goods, so that is out. I might be able to use butter, but again I really try to stay away from baked goods, so it isn't something that affects my diet much.
I do eat dairy: cheeses and yogurt, mostly, but choose a low-fat version when possible.
The one thing I use that I should probably wean myself off of is artificial sweeteners. I don't use sugar, but I use Splenda in my coffee, tea and anything else that I like sweetened.
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