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Monday, June 25, 2012

Clean Eating: Week 2

I am beginning week 2 of my journey to clean eating.  I have an had a few set backs, but mostly successes.


I prepared at least one clean meal a day... usually lunch. 
I did not buy sodas at the grocery store and keep them at home. 
I bought several new pantry items: wheat flour, oat flour, agave nectar, xylitol, and sea salt.

We tried the wheat flour and xylitol in a batch of oatmeal scotties.  I already had the butterscotch chips in the pantry and needed to use them.  The cookies were great, by the way.

I now have a new favorite snack: plain rice cake with 1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter and 3 dots if agave nectar.  De-li-cious.


soda and fast food 

Ughhhh...  When I am out and about it is so hard to judge how long you will be gone.  It is also way to easy too pull  through the drive through and pickup something.  I must admit we went out to eat alot less than normal.  Going cold turkey and figuring out an alternative plan proved to be harder than expected.  Soda is just my weakness.  I am going to have a hard time with that one.

What I Have Learned...

A person needs 10 exposures to a disfavorable food before liking it.

Add tons of flavor to your food through the use of herbs, spices, vinegars, and oils.

Buy fat free or low fat versions of food.

Pack a lunch for days away from home or errands.

When you read a label, 20% of a daily allowance is high.  5% is low.

Do not skip meals.

Whole grains should be stored in a clear, airtight, glass container in the refrigerator.

Frozen grapes and bananas make a great warm weather snack.  This one is on my must try list.

This Week's Small Steps...

  • Drink more water.  At least, one glass at every meal.
  • Try at least 3 new clean eating recipes.
  • Include a fruit at every meal.
  • Include a veggie at every dinner.
Not much, but I think it is doable.  I am going to a nutritionist with my husband tomorrow.  We'll see what she thinks of my current goals and if there are any changes I need to make.

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One Pink Fish


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