The past month of my life included more than usual travel. Some for business and some for pleasure; some in planes and some in cars.
It also included a whole lot of eating out. I’m not fond of eating out on a regular basis because restaurant food tends to have ‘more’ … more sodium, more fat, more sugar, and just plain more food. I chose carefully but still ate more than I usually do so I am glad to be home.
After a grocery store run this morning, my refrigerator looks normal again. I’m looking forward to eating mostly fresh vegetables, fruit and a bit of protein. Mainly because after eating out so much I feel … sluggish and … sleepy. It’s amazing how energetic I feel when I eat better. I really need not slip back into bad eating habits too; it’s sooo easy to do. The more junk I eat the more I crave. After a year of good eating, I rarely had cravings…but the last few days I have craved all kinds of stuff…and caved too. 😣 Oh well, the key is to get back on track right away.
So, this is what the meals this week will include:
1. Lettuce – 2 heads of Green Leaf and 3 small bunches of Romaine lettuce 🥗
2. Red, yellow, and orange peppers
8. Yellow summer squash
9. Organic carrots (organic) – *more about this later
10. Breakfast will probably be a boiled egg 🥚 and cottage cheese ( sounds nasty but is actually pretty good and a good hit of morning protein).
Lunch and/or dinner will include these foods along with a ton of water and a couple mornings of fasting.
Regarding the carrots, I don’t buy organic veggies unless they are on sale except for carrots (I buy whole carrots in the bag). I wash everything in vinegar water. However, I’ve noticed something about some non-organic carrots; they have little to no taste compared to organic carrots. Plus, non-organic carrots get slimy after a couple days when I cut them up. Organic carrots taste so good and carrot-y. 🥕🥕🥕
A couple summers ago I jarred my cut vegetables and it worked out nicely. Last year I was too lazy to do it and I was busy eating too much junk and gaining weight. 😏
I decided to use jars this week.
…. oh, also having pitted prunes… because I like them. Haha!
Tomorrow is Sunday, a good day to get back on track.