I’m trying to eat healthier. Serve healthier food. Make gradual changes in my diet.
I wish I could tell you that I had some great motivation for doing this. That I saw a documentary that convicted me of my eating habits. Or that I want to be healthier or faster at running or lift heavier things. Or have more energy at the end of the day. Or have better bloodwork results. Those things are partially true.
But really? My motivation is that I don’t want to be as B-I-G as I am. A fairly humilating (to me) incident happened a little bit ago. (To spare my ego, I won’t tell you what it was. I’ll just leave you to wonder. Cruel like that.) And it made me realize that I don’t want to be who I am. Physically. It was funny at the time, but not so much as I thought about it later.
So I have watched some documentaries (just things available on Netflix) and one gave some great advice: start small. Don’t worry about overhauling your diet completely. At least, not right now. You’ll get overwhelmed. You’ll get frustrated.
- Just start adding in veggies.
- De-emphasize meat in your meals.
- Look for sources of healthy food (like farmer’s markets or butchers).
- Start getting in the right kinds of fat.
(That’s was their healthy eating strategy, so that’s why they gave that advice. I’m quickly learning that out of 100 people, there are 57.2 plans for healthy eating. Sigh. Who to believe?!?!)
So that’s what I’ve been doing. Starting small. I’ve only been doing that since Friday, so not very long. But I spent $60 this weekend at the grocery store on cantaloupe, strawberries, celery, green peppers, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus – all kinds of good things. I’ve been snacking on quite a bit of that.
I’m still making “normal for us” meals – we had pasta for dinner last night and it wasn’t whole wheat! I’ve just been drawing up plans for better sides. I have healthier snacks at the ready. I’m not looking at the scale as really, my starting small = healthier food.
That’s what’s up in my world. Got any good recipes for me?