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