A long time ago, I read Gary Taube's book Bad Calories, Good Calories. I found it a bit difficult to get through and totally understand, but there were a couple of very basic takeaways for me:
- The "healthy eating" ideas most people grew up with is wrong and based on bad or no science.
- Carbohydrates (refined) and other are bad, as proven by what our bodies actually do with them.
Well, since then, I've also watched a few documentaries, such as Food Matters, Fat Head, Forks Over Knives, Hungry for Change. I found them to be either inspiring, informative, or both.
So, this got me going to make some changes. Luckily, my wife is also on board. She must have mentioned something on Facebook about it, because she suddenly had an old friend start telling us about the 21 Day Sugar Detox.
I'm not sure about the "detox" portion, but I am convinced that most of the food I've been eating is actually bad for me. I'm also not eating enough vegetables, that's for sure.
So, armed with some information and support, we are making some changes.
I bought a juicer and the two 21 Day Sugar Detox books, and off we go.
My plan is to have a glass of juice everyday when I get home, rather than eating whatever may be within reach. I've started with variations of the Dr. Oz green drink. It's actually pretty tasty.
The easiest thing so far has been to replace cereal in the morning with an omelet. They are easy and quick to make, plus I can add things (veggies and meats) depending on what is in the fridge.
It is suddenly, very hard to eat out AND avoid the bad carbs, because they are everywhere, embedded in all sorts of meals. I did find a bacon and shrimp spinach salad at Applebee's that is very tasty.
So, less sugar and more veggies. Let's see how this goes.