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Originally posted by watcher3339
So New Year's is coming. This year the resolution is not to drop that 20 pounds (though I wouldn't mind if I did!), it is simply to be healthy. But, that isn't really all that simple is it? GMO, antibiotics, transfat, fake fat, things I can't pronounce, etc. So, let me run down where I am at in terms of what I like to eat and my available resources and then I would love, love, love some input into where and what to actually get to eat. I figure that the ATS crew that is interested in food probably has more of the right information than an awful lot of people including nice, well meaning doctors who just don't realize how much the food supply itself has changed in the past 20 years. I grew up with most of our recipes straight out of the Betty Crocker cookbook. I was always healthy and fit. I now, as noted, need to drop 20 pounds and feel horribly out of shape. There is a family history of autoimmune disease and I am going to be trying to reduce inflammatory foods while still keeping things kind of "normal."
**I am fully aware that ATS is not a replacement for doctor and nutritionist care, I have access to both and they just aren't getting the job done. I am taking matters into my own hands and asking for your help**
I like red meat. I figure I should be moving to grass fed and antibiotic free. Amazon seems to have a nice assortment of these products available and unless I get better advice here that is the direction that I will probably move.
I am not a vegetable fan. I also don't have a ton of room (or currently the right weather) to grow them.
I do like green beans and will eat spinach in a salad. Cauliflower *can* be eaten. Carrots aren't liked but are sometimes tolerated. This is also true of things like butternut squash.
I am a fan of eggs.
I like potatoes and sweet potatoes. I love bread and crescent rolls and the like but want to move away from them. I have done Atkins in the past and it was really, really good for my body. It was just too hard to stick with truly long term.
I love corn but suspect it is most likely GMO at this point and so should avoid it.
Resources: I can certainly spend 170 to 220 a week on groceries for myself, spouse, and child. This really is a priority so if had to go up from that I would but, spending less and still eating right would be better. Probably going to buy and extra freezer so large orders would be okay.
So ATS, books to read, sites to shop (are we allowed to suggest those?), recipes that make the healthy sublime? All help appreciated.
edit on 28-12-2012 by watcher3339 because: (no reason given)