So my eating habits have most definitely evolved over the past 2 years, as has my lifestyle. One thing stays too much the same though... our grocery cart.
I seem to be stuck in a rut of processed foods. I will say that I take a lot of care picking our processed foods...that's an oxymoron if I've ever heard one. However, I really do stand there and try to compare the calories, fat, fiber, protein, sugar, and sodium in each item to choose the least evil, and I lived with it...
... Until yesterday. I had some time in this fab weather we're experiencing to catch up on Oprah, and she presented a show about being vegan. VERY INTERESTING.
Oprah allowed her staff the opportunity to go vegan for one week to see how it impacted them. Nothing astonishing, some weight loss, some weight gain. She showed a beef slaughtering plant, and how beef is made... gross, seen it before.
Here's what I did take from this:
1. Why don't I buy more whole foods? I enjoy them, why don't I try shopping at a whole foods store for them?
2. Why does America (myself included) feel the need to eat meat SOOOO much, sometimes at EVERY meal. This brings us to meatless Mondays. Oprah decided that she and Harpo studios will be going meatless on Mondays, I am going to try it. (Brian is not pumped!) Our consumption of beef is minimal at best. I can't tell you the last time I purchased ground beef... probably 2 years ago. We do ground turkey for items such as chili, spaghetti, etc, but I am willing to take it another step further and work to eliminate turkey when we can also... maybe some tofurkey or something.
Am I going Vegan? No. Vegetarian? Nope, but I will "lean into it," as Oprah likes to say. Let's just see what happens.
BTW, as I was researching this a bit more, THIS website was posted today as an option for finding responsibly raised meat and animal products in your area. Take a look. Lean into it.