Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Some Resources for You

I shared earlier that meal planning is my New Year's resolution. This week, I have taken it one step further: Cleaner Eating.

Clean Eating has different definitions to different people. For me, clean eating means no processed foods. Especially no sugar or white flour. I am not trying veagan or even vegitarian, but I am making sure I know where my meat comes from. I'm not giving up dairy, but am trying to keep it to a minimum and switching to whole, unpasturized milk; it's easier for you body to process that than even skim milk.

I am prepared for people to ask me "why?" Specifically making the comment that I don't need to lose weight. Weight has nothing to do with this decision. It is all about health. You see, I am a sugar addict. I love sweets, and if I have one I will have five.

I was on insulin for gestational diabetes when I was pregnant. After I had Gwen, I went CARB CRAZY. The day after she was born, I had a huge plate of pancakes for breakfast and it's been downhill ever since.

Now I find myself feeling toxic. I feel unhealthy, really REALLY low energy. My insides feel out of balance.

I am realistic. I am calling this resolution cleanER eating. There will be times when clean eating might not be possible. I refuse to be the "upidy" one who refuses a home cooked meal, because I "can't eat that."

All this to share with you a couple of great, encouraging sites that have been helping me with this endeavour.

The Gracious Pantry
The Joy of Clean Eating
100 days of Real Food

7 comments:

Sara said...

YAY!!! Where do you get your Raw milk?

Rw said...

Sweet ideas! The concept of a few changes (vs. immediate and complete abstinence) is something all of us can build on over time. Great blog. Rw

Christina Rambo said...

Sara, Just Local foods in EC carries the milk.

Sara said...

Sweet! I am actually just headed to EC I will have to check it out!

Sara said...

I just went and the only milk they had was Crystal Ball which is the next best thing to Real Raw milk. It is pasteurized at a very low temperature. And the cows are grass fed which is awesome! It is still great though. One day I will have my own co to get real raw milk.

amyadams said...

Brian and I are trying to doing a little cleaner eating also. We've watched several documentaries. So interesting. I've been at it for about 3 weeks and feel great! Is it still going ok for you?

Christina Rambo said...

I am feeling pretty good now. The first two weeks were AWFUL. I really felt the with drawl of sugar. It's definitely already made a difference in how my clothes fit just after a few weeks.