“if at first you don’t succeed, don’t try skydiving.”
I thought it might be time for an update about my attempt to eat healthier and simpler. Here goes.
A few days ago I posted about meal planning, whining that I’m sick of cooking. I’ve been cooking for over 50 years. Also, I was aware that a lot of my eating habits could only be described as out of control. I was getting, as hopefully happens with all addictions, sick and tired of being sick and tired. Time to stop putting off for tomorrow what I really needed to do today.
My plan was to feed myself like I’d feed a much loved pet. The same, highly nutritious food, everyday. The plan I came up with was coffee with protein powder in the morning, an early lunch of a large veggie omelette sans cheese, and a huge salad drenched in mayo dressing with additional fat from avocado, slices or guac. It’s been about a week.
As I stated, my meals are mostly vegetarian and large enough to feed a small village. After about five days I found a sale on boneless, skinless sardines, which I love and, now occasionally, add a serving (1/2 can) to my evening salad. Rich in omega-3, sardines give salmon a run for its money when it comes to nutrition. Both are great.
But what about me! Well, first of all, I’m no longer walking around looking for something to eat. I believe (correct me if I’m wrong but I won’t listen to you) that hunger is the bodies way of looking for some missing nutrient. I’m thriving on this meal plan.
My energy level is up, my hair stopped being frizzy, and I’m not dreading the transition to my summer clothes. Yes, I’m shallow. Also, I’m dropping about a pound a day.
Bonus! Shopping at Whole Foods and purchasing 12 bags of various organic, frozen veggies gets a 10% discount. Whole Foods considers a purchase of 12 various bags the same as purchasing a case. Winner!
Add to that some eggs and fresh veggies that would make a salad sing with flavor and I’m stocked up for the week. I do make my own mayo, which gives me a plethora (one of my favorite words) of options and flavors.
I think this is going to need an update in a few weeks. It’s easy enough to dance in the light of a first love. It’s the long haul, however, that gets the prize!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.