Good Food for a Good Life | Week One

MG, I’m still reeling after the week I had last week and I know now I have to get serious about my weight health. I thought I ate healthy for the most part but when I really started looking at what I ate during the week I must admit I was a little shocked.

Forget any detox I need a Real Food Reset. Resetting how I think about food and my relationship with it.

Detox just seems so, so drastic. And cold and scary.

I sat down and wrote down some do’s and don’ts. Things I knew I needed to change. I also wrote down foods to eat and foods to avoid. I listed it all out on paper. A sort of manifesto to myself. A  roadmap shall we say, of what I should and shouldn’t be eating – because I’m a geek like that. And a huge list maker.

So for four weeks we (yes, me AND my family) are going to remove sugar, processed foods, fast food, loads of condiments (blah blah blah, basically anything that basically tastes good) from our diets.

We need to reset our taste buds to appreciate the flavor of real food again. We need to get back to the basics of why we eat. To nourish our bodies, not to mindlessly pass time or just to satisfy our hunger.

This is something that is stepped into s-l-o-w-l-y. Baby steps people. You are a better person than myself if you can go cold turkey day one.

So here goes…

Week One:

We are going to remove all pop (or soda for all you Southern folks), juice and carbonated beverages from our diet.

We are only drinking water and low-fat milk. And drinking lots of water. Lots. Like double what I think I need. We live in the desert.

Trust me, it will be a looooooonnnnnngggg week.

Lemonwater