I have cut way back on fast food consumption.
I have cut way back on meat consumption.
I have cut out, almost completely, high fructose corn syrup consumption. Not easy since its in most every conventional packaged product on the market in some form or another.
I have become more conscious of where my food comes from and what is in it (like the evil GMO stuff).
I have cut way back on processed food.
I do most of my grocery shopping at the health food store, opting for healthier, organic convenience foods.
I cooked soup this week! With fresh ingredients even! Yes, cooked!
I have been doing this with food little by little since before Christmas (i had already cut out HFCS sodas.) I find that I am no longer craving fast food. Except for the crazy $0.99 spicy sausage sandwich at Checkers. But I'm not giving into THAT very often.
I have also eliminated 99% of the dairy in my life. And discovered Daiya shreds which allows me to skip my cheese and eat it too. It even melts. Its a cheesy goodness miracle.
I thought cutting back on meat would be hard. It hasn't been. I'm actually craving whole foods now. How cool is that? And rice and beans are a good thing!
So when I opted to have seasoned fries and rice pudding for dinner last night, I forgave myself. It wasn't a crazy number of fries, and it was all so good. That's another thing, everything tastes better. Its like my taste buds have broken away from a cult and are free for the first time.
I'm more congested from the pudding this morning, but that's the choice I made. And I can live with that for a day. It was very good pudding. Filled with all things evil I'm sure, but once in a while, I'll survive!