A few years back, I spent several weeks eating vegan and sugar-free. The experiment worked wonderfully–I felt better physically than I had for a very long time, I looked great, and my thinking clarified.
At this moment, I’m not ready to commit to that kind of dietary rigor. However, I am looking to be more mindful about what I eat. This might take the form of:
- Eating as little dairy and sugar as possible, with occasional indulgences.
- Packing my lunches the night before, so I don’t succumb to laziness in the morning and decide to buy my lunch.
- Making meal plans for the week so that I know exactly what I need at the grocery store, instead of forgetting key ingredients or, worse, falling into a rut in which I buy and eat (or, let’s be honest, toss out) the same fruits and veggies week after week.
- Being more aware of how much food costs. Food is a major category in our household budget, and I feel a good deal of guilt around that spending.