Tuesday, February 5, 2013

What to NOT have

I'm trying something a little new.  I believe I have come to rely a bit too much on pre-packaged foods...even though I was tracking points, etc, I have NOT been seeing the results I wanted.  And I'm not just talking loss, I'm talking overall more awareness of healthy-ness!

And - since we are trying to increase our fertility, I'm being a lot more sensitive to all of the added toxins, hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, obesogenic, estrogen dominant environmental factors, and anything else that might help me out...

So I am going back to "mostly" whole foods:
- Soy Free
- Gluten Free as possible, aka Limited Gluten
- No artificial sugars
- No added colors, especially Red #40
- No MSG
- BPA free water bottles
- BPA free rubbermaid storage containers (for all my leftovers!)
- Glass or tetrapak containers of packaged stuff when possible (especially "canned" tomatoes)
- Organic Chicken
- Organic, Free Range Eggs
- Organic, Grass Fed Beef
- Sustainable fish, if possible, and pouches of tuna
- Organic "Dirty Dozen" produce (and Non Organic for all other fruits & veggies)
  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Bell Peppers
  • Peaches
  • Strawberries
  • Nectarines
  • Grapes
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumbers
  • Blueberries
  • Potatoes
I'm actually REALLY surprised how easy this has been so far.  Although the list is kind of long, it's not that much more expensive to swap out a few items, and is being offset by saving on a lot of the prepackaged stuff I was having.  I think these guidelines will also encourage me to eat more whole foods, and hopefully cook more at home as well, as that's how I truly know what I am getting.

We'll see how it goes!


Heidi Herbst said...

I've been doing some of the organic swapping too. When it makes sense, it makes sense. Always cheering you on ;-)

Megan said...

Good luck... You can do it!! :)