Monday, January 23, 2012

Doing a wheat-free day

I've decided I really, really need to do something about my eating habits. Becoming more aware these past  couple of days has really shocked me about what I'm eating. And the weight that has crept up 2 lbs in the past couple of weeks has helped in the awareness, too.

I have therefore decided that today I am going to go wheat-free. By doing this, I won't turn to those easy, convenient snacks and lunches--crackers, muffins, bread... This will force me to eat more fruits and vegetables, not let those go to waste in my fridge as they so often do. But what can I eat?

*green smoothie
*for fruits, I have: a honeydew melon, oranges, a grapefruit, grapes galore, frozen blueberries, raw blueberries, pomegranate, raisins
*for veggies/greens: lettuces of all sorts, celery, carrots, broccoli, maybe some cauliflower
*I also have some sunflower seeds, raw pumpkin seeds and some raw cashews

Other than that, I have brown rice and potatoes, both of which can be incorporated into lunch and supper. I may even have some rice noodles if I'm desperate at lunch, and Rice Krispies if I feel that fruit just won't be satisfying enough. Oh, and oatmeal. (I've got to stop finding non-fruit and veggie items to eat.)

I will track what I eat today and share later on! I think the Canadian recommended intake for women my age for fruits and veggies is 7 servings. I will do everything in my power to accomplish that! And not give in to wheat!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I used to have trouble saying no to wheat, too, but the longer I avoid grains (I only sometimes have a little bit of oats, buckwheat, quinoa, brown rice, etc.), the less I want them. Good luck going wheat-free :-)