12 April, 2012
this awesome post!) is truly the key here, but over the past few weeks, I've become more conscious about what I'm eating. Yesterday was my first "sugar-free" day, and it went surprisingly well. Instead of adding my usual brown sugar to my oatmeal, I sweetened it with stevia. I avoided a piece of tempting fudge at youth group, and I was overall cautious about sugar. I will not cut down on the amount of fruit that I eat, because I believe it is still healthy, even though it contains sugar (in its natural form though). I did however (and plan to continue) avoid/limit any added sugars. My goal is also to avoid white flour as much as possible also. I know that I won't be able to avoid all processed foods 100% because there are times that I have no control over what is served to me (like a party tonight, and Sunday dinners). Like I said, I believe in moderation. If I deprive myself, I'll be more likely to binge on the unhealthy foods.
Mike and I have a vacation coming up with his family in May, and so I have just over 3 weeks before we leave. I'm curious to see how avoiding processed foods will impact my body in the next few weeks. While I don't plan on overeating and making a pig of myself, I do not intend to deprive myself of anything on our cruise. It's my first experience, and I'm not going to miss out!
Are there foods that you avoid?