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That bread better be whole-grain. If it isn’t, I can’t eat it this week.
For our week 8, the mini-challenge is to only eat 100% whole grains. Once again, I think this is going to be a pretty easy week. We eat sprouted bread every day, but I think I’ll even investigate that to make sure it’s 100% whole grain. We didn’t really think about it when we were groggily making sandwiches this morning. I’ll keep you posted on what brand we end up using during the challenge.
Last week went pretty well. We were encouraged not to eat any low fat, nonfat, or lite foods, and we don’t normally eat that kind of food anyway. What it did accomplish is it made my fiance more mindful about the breakfast served at work each Wednesday. It also made me think about my “sugar-free” addictions a bit more. What would it take to break us completely from these meaningless nutritional buzzwords? Probably a few more weeks of exclusively thinking about them. One total slip-up I had was I ate a bag of baked chips without even thinking about it. Of course, even with slip-ups, I think the challenge is helpful. It made me think, wait, why am I even getting baked chips in the first place? Why do I even need chips?
I still owe you a posting about the whole foods we ate a couple weeks ago. We ended up having brussels sprouts and swiss chard, and they were both very delicious. More on that soon! I’m still getting used to the craziness of my schedule.
Next week, our challenge will be to stop eating when we feel full. We worked on this challenge during Mindfulness May, but it’s always good to get a reminder of the practice.