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:
- Whole wheat bread
- Smuckers Raspberry Jam
- Teddie Peanut Butter
- Honey Bunches of Oats
- Honey Nut Cherrios
- Frosted Mini Wheats
- Raisin Bran Crunch
- Chocolate chips
- Non-fat Greek Yogurt
- Skim Milk
- 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.
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.