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No Processed Foods...

For anyone who has read my blog you know that I am trying very hard to get my weight back to a healthy level and to age as gracefully as possible. The problem is how do you completely change your way of eating and force your family to follow suit? Just let me say this is not an easy task to accomplish. Joe and I have been trying to get as much processed foods out of our family's diet as we can. I would love to say that after over 6 months we are completely processed food free but alas that is not the case. I would love to get rid of all HFCS, Saturated Fats (hydrogenated oils), and all those other chemicals that no one can ever pronounce in our diets. We have cut a large amount out but there is still just too much of it coming in the house. I don't care what anyone says I really believe that our bodies have become addicted to the chemicals in our food.

From a convenience point of view processed foods are just so darn easy and well convenient. Unfortunately they are also cheaper than good, fresh foods. I can tell you that we stopped buying soda almost a year ago now; however I do find that when we go out to eat we are still ordering soda with our meals. I am here to say that I am going to work much harder on getting all this crap out of diets and detoxing our bodies. The first thing I am going to work on is getting the HFCS gone. The television show The View did an segment today about foods that do not contain HFCS. You can check out the list of ones they showed here. I can't wait to find the licorice they showed. Maybe I will start doing product reviews on the different foods or make a list page of foods without HFCS that our family tries out.

Right now the only things I can think of off the top of my head that we eat that I know for sure do not have HFCS are Pillsbury Simply Cookies (these are so yummy and have no preservatives), Agave Nectar (this is sweeter tasting than sugar-I use it in my coffee & hot tea), Jif Natural Peanut Butter (it doesn't have the oily taste that the regular does), Arnold Sandwich Thins (my favorite is the multigrain ones-only 100 calories and 1g of fat in these and they work great for sandwiches or burgers), and Homemade Biscuits (we stopped buying canned biscuits 6 months ago and I have been learning how to make them from scratch). I hope there are more things than these but that is something that I am going to start getting on top of and getting out of our foods. I will add that sometimes it can take a little bit to get your taste buds to enjoy the change but I have found that the foods do taste much better once you get use to the change.

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  1. I know I should follow suit and do this. I'm just so lazy . . .

    Way to go. I'm impressed at all that you've done.

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