I feel like I lie to myself about what I really eat. I tell myself I eat healthy, yet I hear of people who limit themself to one sweet snack/treat a week, while mine is more like one a day. I don't feel like I have to measure up to those people, but I think I can do better! Most of the time, I really do eat a healthy and balanced diet, but like most people I have weak spots. I can go an entire day eating healthy foods, but if you were to put a piece of cake in front of me, I would eat it. I'm not saying eating cake is bad, but I do think that some of the ingredients could have a negative effect on my body. I know I eat way too much processed food (thought I eat very few of the ones listed below)!
I'm going to begin focusing on eating whole foods. Mostly fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. I'd like to completely cut out processed foods, especially those that contain refined sugars and high-fructose corn syrups. I know there are arguments for and against all kinds of sugars, but I'm trying to find something that works for me. I think this is going to be a bit of a challenge because I do use sugar and white flour in a lot of my blog recipes, so I'm going to have to either control how much of that I eat, find substitutes, or not eat what I bake!
If you don't follow one of those diets, do you watch what you eat? Does it matter to you?