I’m going to start off with clarifying I am trying to not use the word ‘diet’. My choice words will be ‘lifestyle change’. This is to remind me that this whole experience is not just changing the food I eat, but ultimately change habits that I am recognizing more and more to be extremely detrimental to my health. This lifestyle change began four days ago, and I am already being too hard on myself. I keep initially trying to make sure everything I eat fully fits into the lifestyle change but then quickly get overwhelmed with the idea of making the change immediately. My husband has been having to remind me that this is a process and it will take time.
Tonight we went to Trader Jo’s, and bought some food that fit (or mostly fit) my dietitian’s parameters of ‘good food’. Cauliflower crust in the frozen section made for a good pizza!
I later realized it still has cheese on it, but hey! It’s a start… I also threw some mushrooms and olives on there. I picked up some edamame, brown rice, black beans, plums, and pumpkin seeds, several of these things I already know I like and eat regularly.
Today was the next step in the journey for me and I am proud of myself for taking it. Small changes add up over time and are much less overwhelming. I’m also very excited about trying lots of new food and learning new cooking skills with my husband.