Wednesday, April 11, 2012


As I have admitted in a past blog post (Addicted to Food), I am addicted to food.  I love it.  I think about it all the time.  I get excited about the thought of my favorite meal.  All our celebrations revolve around what we are going to eat.  Which has been the main reason for my struggles with my weight.

Recently hubby and I watched the documentary Fork Over Knives.  Great film!  It was chock full of great information and openned our eyes even that much wider that the foods that we are eating may be the reason that we, as a society, are so sick.  I decided that we are going to change things in my house.  Even if it takes a while to accomplish, the end results are going to mean a happier and healthier family.  We will be eating a lot less animal proteins and a lot more whole foods.  Plant protein, whole grains, less refined sugar, and less oil.  It is gong to be a huge change for all of us I just hope that I can make the transition easy enough for the kiddos that they don't rebel!  Wish me luck.

I had an amazing lunch today full of new foods that I have been wanting to sample.  I was very much pleasently surprised how delicious it all was and how full I was when I left the luncheon.  It has been 2 hours and I am still full.  This is a good thing and I cannot even tell you the last time that this happened!  Lunch  was full of veggie proteins, whole grains, oils from nuts and seeds only, no refined sugar and I loved it.  I have a new shopping list to include most of these foods.  I cannot wait to pick up some date sugar and quinoa at the store.  That is where we start. 

The down fall of this incredible lunch is that I am unable to log it into my online food diary.  I don't even know where to start to figure out how many calories were in the quinoa salad or the sauted veggie salad.  If this is the only downfall of this new and healthier lifestyle I will take it!  I feel better and that is what really matters.  Thank you Whole Foods for an amazing lunch time lesson.  I learned so much that I cannot wait to share with my family and friends.


  1. I've been doing more whole foods lately too. It's made me feel so much better (and let me lose a few lbs. too!). I still do animal proteins, but I've tried to cut down on processed foods. It's actually not too bad, just takes a lot of prep work. But in the end it's worth it!

    BTW, what are some sources of veggie protein??

  2. It is amazing how much better I feel. I love it!!

    I actually found this website today via a friend of mine. Great ideas and very simply put. It is also on my pinterest on my food board. ;)

  3. Hey Annie - I'm excited for you. I'll pass along recipes and ideas as I come across them. You can do this!!! :)