Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The Man and I are both over weight so I decided that some dietary changes were in order. We are making them slowly but I have noticed a change already. Our first step is to eliminate high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from our food and eat more fruits and vegetables. Shopping for food without HFCS is interesting to say the least. Many foods have HFCS in it. I have done pretty good at finding replacements for many things that we eat on a normal basis. I buy my Coke off base on the economy. British Coke is made with sugar and not HFCS. I have found that several of the foods that I can buy at the commissary that are without the HFCS are organic. We havent bought many organic items in the past due to cost but I have decided that losing weight and being healthier is more important than the increased cost of food. Also since cutting out the HFCS I have noticed that I feel fuller, longer. I am not sure if this is a mental thing due to knowing that the food is more expensive or if it is an effect of eating foods made with sugars rather than the HFCS. I guess time will tell this one. I also have noticed less cravings for candies/chocolates. My scale has been teasing me for a couple days now. I havent been under 200lbs since my second was born over 3 years ago. The scale for the past couple days has been teetering between 199 and 200. I think it knows how much I really want to get under 200 again. It will happen slowly but surely. My next step is going to be dramatically reducing the amount of food with soybean oil.