Mine has been "okay" at best. You see, I get into this funk every year at the end of summer. I assume I will feel great by summer's end because, hey, with all that fresh summer produce, who wouldn't eat better (and maybe lose a few pounds!)??
But, I always forget how much I love food. No, really. I totally forget that when I entertain, I eat and drink way more because I am so happy to be spending time with people I love (and in my life, food = happy and happy = food). I also forget that I am a mindless eater. I am obviously surrounded by food all the time so I eat without even thinking about whether I want it. Now, it isn't potato chips or candy bars that I reach for, but mindlessly eating a tray of butter tarts is probably not a good thing either, right?
Last night, I was going through one of the many blogging sites that I follow and I found this over at www.eatingrules.com.
Andrew, who runs this site has a challenge that proposes that you eat no processed foods through the entire month of October. Now, for some of you, that might be a horrific thought. For me, most of my diet is unprocessed but I live in a house with 4 other people and I often find things in my pantry that were bought because someone else wanted them, but somehow find their way into the bottom of my belly.
Okay, forget it....you know I'm totally lying. And, don't even look at the ingredient list...it is just so wrong...
But, during the month of October, I will promise to be mindful (because I have just joined the challenge and promised, online, to be a good girl) and I will reach for things like this instead:
Let's, for the month of October, promise to take the time to eat a more natural diet. You decide what "unprocessed" means to you (don't make it impossible to stick to...like coffee is processed but not having coffee would just be a really, really bad idea).
Today is October 1st....won't you join me??