I've been trying to follow a more precise diet than I had winter term.
- I try to focus on food that are natural and non-processed.
- I shop the outer edge of the grocery store, with a lot of concentration on produce and fruit and a little on meat. I don't really like to eat meat sometimes, excluding bacon, of course. :P
- I am trying to cut grains out of my diet, but that is hard to do after 21 years of the typical American diet. The compulsion to remove grains is stimulated by this post at Mark's Daily Apple.
- Sugar is one of my main weaknesses, but I am slowly gaining a foothold over it and don't need to consume sugar on a daily basis.
- Avoiding coffee, mainly because Rick says that's a bad habit, it costs a lot of money and is usually packed with sugar.
As a result, since there is less food that I allow myself to buy, I spend less money. I mainly consume eggs, salad and some casserole like thing I decide to whip with meat and veggies in it.
My favorite salad nowadays is something like this:
- A dark green leaf lettuce
- A handful of raw cashews
- A handful of shelled sunflower seeds
- Dried Cranberries
- Pickled beets
- Or A few avocado slices
- Or Hard boiled egg slices
- Or Bacon
- Shredded cheese or crumbled feta cheese
- Olive oil and balsamic vinegar mixed together as the dressing, usually less than a teaspoon.
This salad appeals to my taste buds like something magical! When I go visit Rick I feel a little incomplete because I don't get to eat my customary salad. :P
So there has been a lot of trial and error with my diet, but I feel like I am in a good place now, though I am still ironing out some things, like upping the amount of protein and fiber I consume. The important thing is I don't feel tired all the time now!