Monday, September 10, 2012
'7' FOOD update
Justin started out doing the experiment with me (he likes a good challenge but I think he was doing it mostly to support me) and I asked him if he would be willing to end his month prematurely so that I could finish mine. He said yes. I basically was asking him, "Would you eat cookies and all the other good food so that I can continue to not eat cookies and all the other good food?" Who wouldn't say yes to that?
He will continue to eat some of the '7' foods with me but he has released himself from eating strictly seven things. He's free, people.
The other change that I made is that I am going to start subbing beans for chicken. Chicken tends to be expensive, especially if you buy quality chicken, so I'm going to be eating a lot more beans instead of chicken. I'll probably do a week of beans and then a week of chicken and then another week of beans.
So as it stands I'm still only consuming eggs, bread, chicken/beans, avocados, sweet potatoes, spinach, and apples. I guess I should call it 'eight' instead of 'seven'. Or maybe 'seven and a half'.
Here's what a typical day of eating has looked like these past nine days:
Breakfast: egg sandwich with spinach.
Lunch: a piece of chicken, with some avocado, or a avocado and spinach sandwich
Dinner: chicken and sweet potatoes (usually cooked in the crock pot or baked)
Snacks: apples or a slice of bread
Sounds super exciting right? It's been quite eye opening for me even though I don't really consider myself a "foodie".
It's so nice when things are simple. Even though I want to eat a lot of other things the simplicity of only having a few options is kind of freeing. Especially when it comes to food. I know what foods I can eat, I eat them, and then I move on with my day. No obsessing over choices or being consumed or distracted by cravings or impulses. I eat and then I live.
Only 19 more days to go.