Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Noticeable Difference

Over the past week, I've noticed that eating close to the pyramid is a lot tougher than I thought.  However, on the days I eat mostly vegetables, I feel more energetic and lighter.  Slowly but surely I am overhauling my food intake!  If only bagels, crusty bread, pasta, and tortillas made me feel this way...  :)

Ironically, I ended my day with a non-veggie based meal and I feel like a log. Ha!  It was still tasty.
Angel hair, tomato & roasted garlic marinara, Nate's Meatless Meatballs.
Prior to that, a two mile jaunt with Remy.  It was a bit chilly, but nice.

Lunch was garlic hummus and veggies:
 

Not shown, but eaten at work:  Go Raw Small Live Granola Bar.
And before I left the house:
Grapefruits are pretty fantastic right now.  I eat these with a serrated spoon, and squeeze the leftovers through a strainer and enjoy a shot of grapefruit juice.

I hope you've had a great week!  

14 comments:

  1. Oh, it's been a while since I've eaten a grapefruit. They're so nice.
    Dinner looks great, though I'm not a huge fan of pasta...mostly for the lethargic feeling you mention. maybe you could do the classic spaghetti squash switcheroo.

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    1. Citrus season is half way over, get on the grapefruit consumption immediately!! I am hoping to no longer love pasta someday. I do like spaghetti squash!

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  2. Oh man, that grapefruit is so bright and beautiful!! I wish I could still eat grapefruits. That stomach virus I had last year killed grapefruits for me :( Beautiful green lunch. I totally understand what you mean about being directly affected by what you eat. I'm glad that your changes that you've been making have been making you feel better. Keep it up, you're doing great!!

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    1. I am so mad at that stomach virus for taking away the enjoyment of grapefruit! I've had things like that before, and I know there is no going back!

      The difference is pretty incredible!

      Thank you!

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  3. I'm the same way. More veggies = better feeling. But, like you, I am a huge fan of pizza and pasta. I've even managed to find gluten free versions to love. Glad you're figuring out what makes you feel best. That angel hair is making me drool a little :)

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    1. It is so true. I just need to make the indulgent, heavy food a twice a month treat or something! It is certainly a process!

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  4. Sometimes you need to eat something to slow you down, otherwise, you would never go to sleep. Beautiful Grapefruit.

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    1. Ha ha! Sleep inducing food - I probably dabble in it more than I should. ;)

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  5. I'm glad you're noticing a difference! If I could, I'd eat carbs almost all the time, but I try to watch my intake of them.

    The pasta does look pretty fantastic and that grapefruit looks as good as you described it. We have a few sitting in our fridge that I need to get to work on. :)

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    1. Me, too! I'm seeing that I feel better when I don't have them (in bread, pasta, et al) too much. Some starchy vegetables are much better!

      Yes, enjoy those grapefruit!

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  6. I have not had a grapefruit in a while, but come to think of them, they can be quite nice, especially when you can squeeze all that juice out of them. Looks like you had a nice one there.

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    1. I love fresh squeezed juice of any kind! The grapefruits I've enjoyed have been pretty spectacular.

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  7. I love the fact that human ingenuity, despite all the bad crap it's created, has been so clever as to create a whole special spoon for the eating of grapefruit. One of the top fruits in my book - I need to make some jelly (jello not jam) out of it before too long.

    Since you put up that pyramid I've been struck by what I thought I was eating and what I actually was. In my mind, I eat more veggies that I really do, and not enough green leafy ones. Back to kale chip world, at the double!

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    1. The serrated spoon really is the best invention in the modern food world! Ooh, I'd love to see the jelly.

      Looking at the pyramid really does put everything in perspective. I was overwhelmed at first, but I'm slowly getting there! Yes, bring on the kale chips!

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