{Friday Musings} “My Chemical Romance” or “That Time When I Didn’t Eat Whole Foods.”

I’m going to tell you a secret.

There was a time in my life when I thought that eating chemicals was cool.

I can actually remember thinking

Wouldn’t it be cool if I could eat all man made foods?



But it’s true: there was a time in my life when I ate very few whole foods.

I was a horrible vegetarian who ate the following foods:

  1. Whole wheat bread
  2. Smuckers Raspberry Jam
  3. Teddie Peanut Butter
  4. Honey
  5. Apples
  6. Honey Bunches of Oats
  7. Honey Nut Cherrios
  8. Frosted Mini Wheats
  9. Raisin Bran Crunch
  10. Chocolate chips
  11. Non-fat Greek Yogurt
  12. Skim Milk
  13. Diet Coke

Notice that the only whole food on that list is an apple.

I’m not even joking when I say that this is all that I ate.

Pretty sad, huh?

Looking back, I can see how it was easy to eat mostly not-whole foods.

These are the food that are on TV (I’m easily swayed by funny commercials…)

These are foods that are on sale.

These are the foods that always taste the same.

Familiar foods.

Looking back, I can see how miserable I was eating mostly not-whole foods.

I was obsessed with food and working out.

My stomach was always in literal knots–aka my digestion was not so hot.

My skin was a mess.

I was sad a lot…

Now, I know that eating whole foods isn’t a magic pill, but I do believe that switching to mostly whole foods has made me feel 50,000% better.

Once I thought that eating chemicals was cool beans.

Now, not so much.

I guess my point is that even a health nut like myself had to start somewhere…and sometimes that somewhere is far, far away. My diet and my outlook on food are so different from what they once were.

Go anywhere

You can start anywhere.

And go anywhere that you want.

Are your eating habits a lot different than they once were? I wanna hear about it! Share in the comments below.

2 Responses to {Friday Musings} “My Chemical Romance” or “That Time When I Didn’t Eat Whole Foods.”

  1. smileysummer September 5, 2013 at 8:21 AM #

    My eating habits have been changing throughout the years..out with the bad and in with the good..I am even more adaptable about it now that I care for my two adorable grandchildren. I am still on the process of learning more on a daily basis but have a positive outlook on how to eat and what not to eat, and that even goes along with my quit smoking plan 6 months ago..I have totally inspired myself with the power of positive thinking and making sure that, that all flows over to my grandchildren. We are learning how to can and are also learning to use our farmers markets and local farm for fresh wholesome produce. I have wiped out my cabinets getting rid of boxed foods..NO GOOD FOR YOU STUFF!! and replaced with tons of Tupperware filled with organic stuff, like Quinoa, Barley, Steel cut oats, chocolate nibs, almonds, cashews etc…I am still on my Journey/Venture to live a more healthy sustainable life with whole foods..I still have a lot to learn but I feel blessed to run into your site and some others who have graciously given out free information! Next thing for me will be getting rid of all store canned products in my cabinets..Again, thank you for sharing such value information and great stories to read..

  2. Jaffney September 6, 2013 at 3:13 PM #

    As a vegan bike courier: pb&J double decker sandwiches. Every. Day. All the ingredients were from Whole Foods so I thought I was good! Kashi cereal with bananas and rice milk for breakfast. Some gluten-y gross fake meat or tofu for dinner (though I did have veggies with them!). Often a whole bunch of noodles. I thought feeling bloated was the normal feeling after eating! My digestion, skin, and relationship to food are SO much better now that I eat whole foods.

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