Remember my New Years resolution? About not eating yucky processed food? Well, that happy side effect I mentioned of losing weight is happening.
New Years resolutions are hard to keep, because they force you suddenly out of your comfort zone. That’s why they usually fail. But this resolution has been slowly happening for a long time. So on New Years I just pushed the last of processed food out of my diet. So I can proudly say that since I arrived in New York City in July, my weight has dropped by 9 pounds. For a little thing like me, that’s a lot! (6% of my weight) I’m as skinny as I was sophomore year of college! 3 of those pounds were just in the last couple of weeks.
I think it’s because I’ve changed my whole outlook on food. Instead of the debate being in my head “I want that chicken nugget! No, it’s gonna make me fat. But it’s so yuuuummmy.” the conversation in my head is now, “Chicken nuggets…gross. Is there an apple around here somewhere?”
And also I mentioned before, those carb craving that used to happen almost every day in the afternoon, or late at night, where I would rummage through the fridge and pantry to find something to satisfy my sweet tooth – it has ceased completely. Even when I’m super super hungry, it’s just hungry. It’s not a craving. I can still be rational about choosing something that is delicious yet healthy for me and the environment. And I can look at cookies and go, “nah.”
So, ladies, if you need another reason to enjoy whole, fresh, local foods (besides avoiding preservatives, not giving money to disgusting factory farms, avoiding food-born pathogens, and superior taste) well there it is.