You’d think this would be a no-brainer for someone as devoted to nutrition as I am, but recently I had an epiphany. While I was eating incredibly healthy dinners, and when I had leftovers, incredibly healthy lunches, the rest of the day, rather than continuing to fuel my body with a rainbow of produce, I was merely eating things that would stop my hunger. Rather than carrots dipped in hummus, or apples with peanut butter for snacks, I was eating a sugary chocolate coated granola bar, animal crackers, or hot cocoa. I wasn’t hungry, but that shouldn’t be the only goal.
If you’ve been following along, you know that I recently read T. Colin Campbell’s book The China Study and that I saw the movie Forks Over Knives. The research in this book and movie snapped me to a new level of thinking, and not only am I now a full-fledged vegan so as not to fuel Cancer with any animal protein, I’m also working to find better snacks throughout the day. It’s time to dust off my Vitamix so that I can make veggie juice to drink, and I’m open to any other suggestions you have for snacks to eat. Gonna head out to Whole Foods today and buy some fresh nuts and fruits to start.
This week take stock of what you are eating. Are you fueling your body or are you just stopping the hunger?