Hello my gorgeous ladies! I want to share another part of my “adventures” recently – and that has to do with the fact that my husband and I have over-hauled our entire diet and we have begun clean eating.
Let me back up and explain my journey over the past few months. I joined Weight Watchers in late March 2012, and over the course of 3-4 months I lost 15 pounds. I was so excited! I was feeling better about myself, and working on losing weight in a “healthy” way.
I was looking at nutrition labels to determine what I should eat, but I was focusing on the top part. After a few months, I started looking at the bottom part of the labels.
This was new for me! As I started reading the bottom part of the labels, I realized that there were some issues.
This label is for a variety of Special K cereal that I would eat:
I high-lighted those ingredients for a reason: WHAT ARE THEY?!
I’ve never seen polydextrose growing on a tree, and I know you can’t get red 40 and blue 1 from a farm.
Once I started looking at all of my “healthy” foods, I realized that there were so many bizarro ingredients that I couldn’t even pronounce! I then started looking into clean eating a little bit more online, and I found this site. I was so inspired by this husband & wife’s story and how they have transformed their lives! I made my hubby read it and we both decided that we are ready for a change.
My hubby emptied out our entire pantry and got rid of every thing that had any ingredients that we couldn’t pronounce/wasn’t natural (this pained me a lot). We are taking a lot of time planning our meals and prepping our meals before hand. I’ll go into detail on what that looks like in another post, but it’s definitely a lot of work! But we honestly do feel better, and we know that we are making ourselves healthier. Instead of eating the cereal mentioned above, we’re making better choices – like this granola:
See those whole ingredients? So much better!
Now here’s the big difference: we are NOT doing this for weight loss. I am sure we will lose weight (I’m down another 5 since we started) but it’s not our end goal. We know that by putting WHOLE foods into our diet, we are treating our bodies with so much more respect.
I will go into different aspects of clean eating in later posts, because we’re in the very beginning stages of it right now. We have SO much left to learn!
Have YOU cut processed foods out of your diet? Do you have any clean eating tips for me and my hubby?Pin It