The Big Guy and I have been trying to eat better and lose weight. I have tried to diet or make better food choices for a couple of years but life just kept getting in the way Also, I just don’t do well with the word diet. I found a plan to change my eating habits for several years. It was really just making better food choices but life just got in the way. Anyway back to the diet thing. I already have a lot a lot of food allergies and food intolerances that restrict what I can eat. So I don’t do well with things like diets that further limit my choices.
About a year ago we started getting serious about tackling one of my worst food intolerances: soy. Thankfully I’m not allergic to soy but have a serious intolerance for soy or certain forms of soy. So basically where soy is a primary ingredient especially soybean oil, flour and protein. Thankfully I can tolerate soy lecithin that is used a preservative any many things including chocolate. You may be wondering what the big deal is about an intolerance. Well for me it makes a big difference. I’ve had a lot of unexplained stomach issues throughout my life. Limiting the amount of soy I consume to a minimum has cleared up a lot of problems.
This year my goal is to get as much junk out of our diet as possible. My research lead me to 100 Days of Real Food. I liked the idea of trying to eat only “real” food but I was overwhelmed by the rules of the original challenge. I decided to try the 14 Week Mini Challenges. I found the rules from the original challenge overwhelming and too restrictive. Even with the mini-challenges that step into things I’m not strictly following the rules. Sometimes I’m just not able to follow them.
So far even though we are baby stepping into eating less processed foods we are already seeing improvements. I had intended to give weekly updates on our journey but we are now in week 6 and 7 (doing 2 weeks at a time) and I’m just now getting anything posted. I will try to get a summary of our progress for this weekend.