But the other day I looked in my refrigerator the other day and didn't recognize nearly half of the items in there. That's not that unusual. We've often played the, Name that Leftover game. The oddity this time wasn't the colors of the leftovers turned modern art inside Tupperware containers; it was the labels on the containers. It said things like "date paste" and sesame tahini.
What's going on here?
About a year ago, I started working on posting this presentation on SlideShare for work. Around that time, I also discovered the website, the 100-day real food challenge. The idea behind that site is simply to pledge to eat nothing but real, unprocessed food for 100 days. I didn't take the pledge but between the advice offered there and the presentation, well, some of it sunk in. I didn't become a vegan, or make any categorical changes to my diet... yet, but I did became more attuned to what was in the food I was eating. And, I started to:
- Eat more fruits and vegetables, aiming for more than 5 servings per day.
- Eat less sugary foods.
- Eat less processed food.