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27 September, 2010

A lifestyle change

Change is always difficult. Especially for those of us that like to know with almost certainty what to expect which is why I like to drive the same routes, eat at the same places and sleep on the same side of the bed. But this week I'm attempting to make a change to my eating habits and it takes some getting used to. For one I'm personally waging a war against High Fructose Corn Syrup. It's been blamed for the obesity epidemic (well, that and Tudor's Biscuit World) and surprisingly to me it is found in practically everything. You could say I'm on the HFCSF diet but that would sound stupid.

So now I can no longer have regular Heinz Tomato Ketchup, no more Raisin Bran, no more Carrot and raisin salad at Chik-fil-a, no more regular cokes or pepsi's, no wheat bread at Subway (Wtf?), no Sara Lee Heart Healthy Whole Grain Bread, and no Pop-tarts...and the list goes on.

On top of all that I'm also trying to eat more fresh fruit particularly because I don't like vegetables on the whole. Especially those that are really good for you. Catch me on a good day and I'll eat spinach and a bit of red pepper. Catch me on a bad day and I'll eat 4 different types of potato with some chives.

It's going to be tough because I've always just eaten what I wanted to really. Which turns out isn't all that bad but it's not all that good either. Thankfully I am addicted to certain healthy things like these raw Spanish peanuts I'm snacking on. On the other hand, those milk duds over there sure look tempting...

$2.99 at Kroger FTW


Paige said...

I'm obviously not one to talk much about diet, being the sugar queen of the greater tri-state area, but I will say that everything at Frutcake is Corn Syrup free. And we can do all the special dietary stuff too. There are a LOT of people paying attention to those things lately.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I love peanuts or any type of legume, but I'm not crazy about the Spanish pnuts with the "skins" on them. I like peanuts just plain or boiled green ones.

Raquel's World said...

I'm tryna do this too. I am not bold enough to swear off HFCS but I too hate veggies so I am tryna eat more fruit. Not so bad, but hard to pass up cheesecake.

Paul said...

We've been scarfing up as many HFCS-free products as we can find too. We've always been Heinz and Coke people, but when Hunts and Pepsi started offering HFCS-free products we switched. Too bad Pepsi's switch is just temporary.