Comments: Eating Experiments

Additives and preservatives... they are evil especially if you get migraines.

Yes, go the caveman route - that's how you have to start. Make sure anything you buy to eat has only "real" ingredients. It's darn near impossible to always eat completely fresh, so you will eventually move into some packaged foods. Read every label. Be very afraid of the words "natural flavors".

In restaurants - go for fresh fish and salad if possible - no gravy stuff at all.


The best thing about a natural diet is that it's not bad for you like low fat or low carb. You will feel better. And after a few weeks, you will notice (if you taste them) anything with additives will taste metallic to you. I think the thing that surprised me most after I gave up that stuff was that Hershey's chocolate kisses tasted so bad! I literally can't eat them and I used to LOVE them.

Good luck. It's a bit austere at first. Once you've got a pattern, you can add to it a bit at a time and see how it's tolerated. I think you'll feel much better.

Posted by Teresa at February 3, 2010 01:09 AM

Wow. I gave up salt years ago. Now anything with salt in it tastes horrible to me.

But I cannot imagine giving up ALL processed foods.
Good luck to you.

Posted by Rave at February 3, 2010 11:42 AM

It sounds like you are approaching this like a science experiment where you are attempting to control the variables. Good for you.

At least you aren't trying the full Cougar Diet:

Posted by The Thomas at February 3, 2010 12:21 PM

Good luck with your experiment, Bou! What is Greek yogurt, and how is it different from regular yogurt?

Posted by PeggyU at February 3, 2010 12:24 PM

Teresa- I'm kind of more interested in what it's going to be like not having the refined sugar and white flour in my diet. I think that's going to be the tough one to be honest. I'm wondering if it's going to make a difference in my skin.

Rave- I am NOT a big salt person. I think I can count on one hand how many things I've salted. Blech. BTW, I realized today that included my peanut butter. Holy crap.

The Thomas- The Cougar Diet! NO! I'm married! And if I wasn't, younger men would be icky. Blech. I see these women my age with men in their 20s and I think, "Why?" Anyway, yes, this is my big science experiment. My only concern is that 30 days won't be long enough.

Peggy- Evidently Greek yogurt has more stuff in it that's good for you. Honestly, my body is struggling with it since I'm lactose intolerant. I've added lactaid to my diet when eating it and I'm thinking that's doing something not good in itself... eating something my body is screaming "NO!" However, I find it to be thicker and I actually like it.

Posted by bou at February 3, 2010 12:45 PM

I have been having steel cut oats and blueberries and bananas for breakfast most days. Really good and so good for you. No lactose problems with that at all.

Posted by dick at February 4, 2010 07:02 PM