I’ve been thinking about my eating habits and my newly found desire to explore vegetarianism. And after some thought and some incredible insight from some of you, I think my focus should be on scaling back on the amount of processed foods I eat. I definitely eat processed foods less than I did two years ago, but I’m ready to take it to the next level. (I’m also a little nervous about eating too much tofu so I need to learn more about that first.)
Obviously, I know that I should avoid high fructos corn syrup. That feels like common sense, but in my mind, eating processed foods means eating 100-calorie snack packs, chips, frozen dinners, poptarts and other foods that I try to avoid these days. And while I may be late to the party, it has never really occurred to me that bread is processed. Nor have I ever really considered the affects of eating too much soy – something that I believe I’m allergic to.
So I have a lot to learn, and I don’t want to live on vitamin supplements so instead I’m going to work earnestly to learn more about fueling my body with what it needs. I feel so much better when I limit the amount of junk that I put in my body, and I want that light, not-so-bloated from artificial crap to become my new normal.
I’ve decided that I probably don’t need to become a vegetarian for that to happen though I think I could live comfortably without meat most of the time. Instead, I’m going to try replacing frozen dinners with vegetable-dense replacements. I’ll let you know how it goes…
How have your habits evolved since you became aware of your intake? Are you conscious of the amount of processed foods you eat?