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Friday, January 26, 2007My healthy eating journey continues. Stepped on the scales this morning. I'm down six pounds since I started cutting HFCS out (and adding in more fiber) two weeks ago.
Now, I could say that since everything has HFCS in it, I'm just eating less and that's what caused the weight loss. While that's true to an extent, it's not the whole story. After all, M&M's don't have HFCS. ;) Neither does Meijer brand chocolate chip cookie dough. I've eaten my fair share of both of those in the last two weeks. On the other hand, I've eaten very little bread, eaten far more fruits and veggies and made a concentrated effort to cook more foods from scratch.
So the good and the bad...
Well, I discovered yesterday that Giant Eagle not only has a very nice (and affordable) organic section, they also have a new fresh meat section. It's not organic, but everything is free range, grain fed, hormone free and antibiotic free. The price is about halfway between conventional meat and organic meat. Works for me! That said, I had some frustration in the bread aisle. In the entire aisle, I found ONE loaf of bread that didn't have HFCS. That included all the so-called "healthy" whole grain breads that come double packaged to stay fresh. So I came home with Sara Lee Blueberry toasting bread.
So help...I like bread. I don't need to eat it often, but I like to have it around for toast and what-not. Anyone know any good national brands of bread that are whole grain and free of HFCS? Or, got a good homemade bread recipe that stays good for more than a day or two? (Lindsay, this is where I think you come in...)
The good? Mmmm...fresh cooking. Made my famous "Not so chili" last night with some of that Giant Eagle ground beef, ground turkey, organic diced tomatoes, organic carrots, onions, mushrooms, some jalepeno and serrano peppers and a big old combination of yummy spices.
Ain't nothing wrong with losing weight while enjoying M&Ms and chocolate chip cookies.
Labels: Healthy Eating