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After watching a video and reading more information this past week on ‘The Diet Solution’ – which is NOT a diet at all but just a smart and healthy way to eat – Greg and I decided to make a few changes in some of the things we have been eating – in an attempt to be healthier and live longer. Mostly just stop eating sugar – and the wrong kinds of bread. So in reading information on bread – it was determined that only the ‘sprouted grain’ bread is the best kind and will not mess your body up. So the only place they sell it is at whole foods or health stores. We found one in Renton and I must say – it is expensive but really good. Lots of nuts and natural grains which I love!
Also only sea salt is the best salt to use – not that other stuff they sell – I was way ahead of the game having only used a sea salt grinder for the last couple of years.
And of course – organic foods – such as dairy, meat and eggs – which again are expensive. But since we are trying to be healthy – we did buy a few things in the organic section of the grocery store. I always knew that there was an organic section in Safeway – but it seems to be growing as more and more people are wanting those foods. I’m hoping as it is more in demand – the prices will drop.
And we did have fun shopping for organic foods – and chicken with no hormones and lots of veggies. We also picked up a product called xylitol which is a natural sweetener – made from sugar alcoholic – no preservatives and is actually good for bones and teeth. It’s an amazing sweetener. Those other sweetener packets will kill you. Of course everything eventually will – if you live long enough. So for us – it’s baby steps.
I think more people are becoming healthy and want to live longer more productive lives – and so organic foods are going to become more the way to go.
Right now I am just going to try some different choices. I will still drink my coffee with vanilla creamer – but when I have tea I will put xylitol in it. And since I already love nuts – that’s a very healthy and acceptable snack. Any fruits and veggies are great – I love to grill them or stir fry them in a little butter or olive oil – and both of these are a great natural way to go – none of that margarine or butter substitutes. Luckily we’ve been using real butter and olive oil for years. I love sweet potatoes, avocados, fish, chicken, and occasionally red meat – all of which is fine if it’s hormone free – and the fish needs to be wild – not farm raised. And my turkey this year for Thanksgiving will be an organic one – which I’m told tastes WAY better anyway – so Yay!!
As for soy products – they are apparently bad for you – and that’s fine with me because personally – I don’t care for the taste anyway.
Mostly anything that is natural – or a real food is okay – there is no diet involved with just eating healthier and making better choices. And not eating sugar – or at least cutting back is just a good idea for everyone.
For lunch I made Greg and me a B.L.T.A. (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and avocado) with sprouted grain bread and organic mayo. It was amazing. Last night we had grilled salmon and veggies. One thing about eating better and not starving yourself – is a change in your metabolism – which makes you leaner and more healthy.
No sugar? Yes – I can do it – in an attempt to be a more healthy me.
On a funny side note – our 19 year old son Shawn came home last night and looked in the fridge, freezer and pantry – marched up to our bedroom (it was after midnight) and said, “Mom – you weren’t kidding when you said you were going organic – EVERYTHING is organic – where’s the REAL FOOD!” We got a good chuckle over that – and we won’t be starving our son – he will see to it I’m sure ☺
Time for a nap – and tomorrow I will continue – and do my yoga stretches and elliptical too. I know I can do it.
Have a great Sunday!