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I look at the countdown and realize the end is almost upon me. It is a new start to a healthier lifestyle, but I am approaching it with some dread. No more meat…no fast food…scary stuff man. I have grown up in a processed food world and leaving it behind makes me nervous. My parents, especially my mom, always did a good job of making home cooked meals and much of it was whole food before whole foods was an idea. Of course we always ate lots of meat and the like, but it was not overly processed stuff. This will be a major change and our society does little to support the concept. Hell, even “health” food are crammed full of chemicals, sugars and fats. Have you looked at a diet anything’s information. Usually if it is low fat it is high in sugar and if it is low in sugar it is high in fat. I know this because, as a diabetic, I look for low sugar or sugar free items and I am constantly disappointed to find the amount of fat is through the roof. Fat and sugar taste good, which is why restaurants love to bombard us with it (yeah, that healthy grilled chicken breast you ordered…ingected with sugar water to make it taste better) and why even healthy looking/sounding alternatives do little to help us lose weight. I am as ready for this as I am afraid of it, but it will be better forme, my wife and my kids. This is a good thing.

0 thoughts on “Whole Foods Countdown, 5 Days Remaining

  1. Aj b33m3R

    No more meat? Have you gone mad?

    1. Eric Swett

      That is the goal my friend. I love meat, but I think cutting it out of my diet may be the best thing for me health-wise. I will miss having a good steak or a cheeseburger every now and then, but the end results will be worth it. I want to grow old enough to have grandkids some day.

  2. Mark @ How to Oven

    Hi Mywriterscramp,
    On a similar note,, Here is a great healthy recipe that not many people have tried – Fried Yucca!

    Yucca contains a high amount of vitamin C and carbohydrates. It is also a good source of dietary fiber and contains approximately 120 calories per 1 cup serving.

    1 pound fresh yucca (cassava), cut into 3-inch sections and peeled

    In a pot combine the yucca with enough cold water to cover it by 1 inch. Boil then slowly simmer the yucca for 20 to 30 minutes, or until it is tender.
    Preheat oven to 350� F.
    Transfer the yucca with a slotted spoon to a cutting board, let it cool, and cut it lengthwise into 3/4-inch-wide wedges, discarding the thin woody core.
    Spray cookie sheet with the nonstick cooking oil spray. Spread yucca wedges on cookie sheet. Cover with foil and bake for 8 minutes. Uncover and return to oven to bake for 7 minutes.

    Season with butter and salt alone is fine.


    1. Eric Swett

      I don’t know if the above comment is spam or not…but the recipe sounds interesting so I let it fly…

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