Um, hi. I know it’s been a while, but when I want to talk about healthy eating, this is the best place to do so.
I’ve been thinking about food and ways of eating. My partner has been on the slow carb diet (a la Tim Ferriss) for about six months, and has lost about 40 pounds. I tried the diet, and found it so restrictive that 1)I couldn’t stick with it, and 2)the restrictive nature triggered some of my binge eating habits.
But, he is fine with repetitive foods, which makes meal planning for him fairly easy, a crock pot meal on Sunday feeds him for lunch all week. (Recipes coming soon!) Giving up sodas meant my appetite decreased, so our food budget is a little looser.
BTW, I gave up caffeine and sodas on Monday. Wednesday, attempted decaf espresso, instant headache. Same with decaf coffee on Friday, and caffeinated diet soda Saturday. Boo! Next weeks goal is no artificial sweeteners, which probably means water and sweet tea (similar to last year’s experiment.).
I joined a local food cooperative, which has a biweekly buying club. Joining a CSA (community sponsored agriculture, you buy a share in advance for the whole season and get vegetables every week or two weeks) was a bit too much to swing, but I am hoping the biweekly vegetables and pastured eggs will do well. Next, setting up a budget to get a freezer and a share of grass fed beef :)