I'm curious what you all might eat on a daily or weekly basis that you think contributes to healthy living. I'd love to hear some ideas that I might be able to incorporate into my own culinary life.
Just to start it off, I have really changed up my food consumption for about a year and a half. Well, I would say that for several years now I have cut out pop/soda completely, which was a big help. This year I stopped drinking coffee...that took a long time to cut off with a lot of withdrawal headaches.
Then in the spring of 2019 I quit eating meat and fried foods nearly completely. I started taking vitamins every day with a vegan protein shake powder, which I used to make with milk and since September this year I've been making my shakes with kefir that I make at home. Last year I found a good mung bean curry recipe that is fairly easy to make and tastes great that I eat with quinoa instead of rice, and bring it with me to eat for lunch every day at work. Oatmeal every morning for breakfast. An apple and one or two bananas each day. Cut out a lot of sugar..but not completely, this is my one vice, although it's much much reduced since my old life.
Oh, I almost forgot, over the past months I've started switching a lot of other foods to more natural versions. Like butter made with cream and olive oil instead of margarine. Or last week for thanksgiving for the pumpkin pie, I got whipped cream made with real cream rather than cool whip that's made mostly with high fructose corn syrup, veg oil, etc.
Some of the benefits I've noticed:
First, I used to have a lot of digestive issues - I probably had IBS since I was 8 years old and I'm almost 40 now. That problem is almost completely gone, which I'm so grateful for.
My body-weight seems to stay more consistent. I never had problems with my weight, but I would notice big fluctuations depending on how bad I was eating. Now even if I have a "bad" day or week, it doesn't seem to matter much.
So what are you all eating?