Have you ever come to a point in your life where you just say enough is enough? It’s Time. This was us over the last year. I was tired of starting the latest fad diet. Tired starving myself for some quick results only to make it a few weeks and then “fall off the wagon”. Then, go on a binge and regain anything I lost – plus some extra!
Diets Don’t work
I was feeling like crap! Feeling tired, crabby, achy and bloated, – I felt like I was 70, not 50. I was miserable on the inside and I was tired of being tired. Over the last year, my husband, Dan and I sat and binge watched a bunch of food documentaries on Netflix. I also started listing to podcasts, lots of them!
When we came across In Defence of Food by Michael Pollan, I had an aha moment. The realization hit me – all the crap food we are eating is making us feel… like crap! So I wondered, what if we cut out added and highly processed sugar? While I love to cook, we have generally become pretty lazy. We tend to eat a lot of fast food and dine out way too much. So I thought, I’ll start by making our favourite foods at home without all the added chemicals, fillers and preservatives! Can it really be that easy?
Time to become Informed!
I’ve always been a label reader. But I’ve been looking mostly at the calories and fat, not what is actually in what I am eating. As I start to read ingredient lists I’m in shock at how much “stuff” is in the “food”! Stuff that is like science and not REAL FOOD. I decided that all this “stuff” is not good and have consequently decided to kick processed foods and see where things go. It was tough at first – there were withdrawals, headaches, cravings, tiredness etc. We do not limit the real food I am preparing in any way and I find this eases my symptoms. As of this writing, I have lost approximately 35 lbs by doing this! We’re still eating GOOD food and I have not started an exercise program!
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