So, I found these rules on Pinterest - yeah, I told you I like that site.
I have heard all or most of these before. They are working me towards eating clean. Have you heard about clean eating lately? It is the 'new' thing - of course it is how our grandparents actually ate. My grandparents would buy flour and sugar (you know, they came in those awesome fabric sacks you pay and arm and leg for now) and the rest came from the garden or the farm. Well, I'm trying to work back towards that type of eating. BUT, it is expensive and not overly convenient. So we are trying to find a balance that helps us achieve better health.
I admit, some of these are REALLY hard for me. So, I may not achieve all of these right away, I will start working towards being able to accomplish these rules without wanting to kill myself. And, even though these are 'non-negotiable' I still find myself thinking "everything's negotiable". Hmmm, probably part of my problem.
Here is a rundown on how I fare with the rules.
I'm good with rule 1 and 2, I've been working on 3 for a while.
5 - wow, that's a lot of fiber. ok, I'll try.
6 - I like it. I can do that.
7 - WHAT???? I don't know if I will ever be able to do that!
8 - got it (although I do ignore those labels, which probably makes me lose points on this one)
9 - umm - I try. But I hate to take the time to measure. Yes, I know. I just have to. I have gotten better though, I use small bowls and plates.
10 - yeah - not sure I will ever be able to do this - if it includes straight up sugar. AKA desserts.
11 - really? Well, we don't eat a ton of white potatoes, probably about once a week. Doubt I will get support from the family to cut that one out entirely.
12 - no problem, we already do that.
13 - not a big deal for me. We only eat out fast food when traveling and maybe 1 other time a month. Honestly, not something I crave. Rule 10 is where I go seriously wrong.
14 and 15 - check
16 - ok for me, not the rest of the family.
17 - I KNOW. BUT, I really don't like them. I need someone to come and show me how to make them taste good. To me, they just don't taste good. And, since I am not a good cook, I am probably ruining all the recipes I try anyways.
18-20, usually ok.
So, what rules are the hardest for you?