So my last post outlined my new diet, lifestyle plan - the natural diet. The change officially began on August 30th and will continue for 6 solid months.
So this week has been a bit tough, as I've gone to what I know: raw foods. Cutting out almost all processed foods was the easiest approach to this diet. Now I know this is almost impossible, but to ease into it, that was the easiest route. My meals all week have consisted of vegetables, fruits, and meats. I found a bread with seven ingredients (two are water and salt, which I am not counting since I can't find a single bread with less). Spices have become my best friends, adding a lot of flavor to different things. So let's break it down...
This whole week posed many challenges for me. The muffins in the office breakroom were calling my name. The buffet of party goodies, the tempting fries on the menu, and of course the luring temptation of chocolate. I'm still early into the diet and I will do some research on finding some of these things that I can in fact have. However, for now I am plugging along and doing quite well. Tonight I threw away all of the condiments in my fridge that had more than 5 ingredients in them. I'm really proud of myself for making it the first week. It helps when you have really supportive friends (Thanks Lindsey!).
Week two commences tomorrow on Labor Day - always a fun one to maneuver. Got any great recipes or advice? Send them my way!