Since late July Jen and I have made a concerted effort to eat better. Not as wild and micro-managed as it once was, just better.
I have been mostly sticking to the perimeter of the grocery store now. Produce of all varieties is high on the list. I’ve been big into avocados lately and make fresh guacamole about once a week.
Now is a great time for fresh produce too. There are huge harvests coming in from the Puyallup valley right now. Our local grocery store had heads of butter, red-leaf, green-leaf, and Romaine lettuces for only $1 each!
The only thing I would like better is to be growing most of what we eat ourselves. Hopefully that’s something that can happen next year.
The upswing to all of this better eating is a huge improvement in how I feel day to day. I didn’t notice right away until I had something to compare it to. I had been eating like this for a few weeks and met some friends for lunch at Taco Bell. Now, to be fair, I like their food quite a bit. It just turns out that my body doesn’t care for it so much.
I had two items and no drink, so I wasn’t stuffed or anything like that, and by the time I got home I felt miserable. My stomach felt leaden and bloated and I was very sleepy.
I think that was my last signal to stop eating like that and I intend to heed it. It’s not like I’ve lost 40 pounds in the last few weeks or anything even remotely like that, I just feel so much better on a daily basis that choosing convenience food is like choosing to feel like shit.
Pass me the veg!
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