walking the food walk

A little update, 2 weeks in, on how my little food changes are going. The first ones I wanted to work on right away were:
- I need to up my water intake. So 1 glass of milk in the morning before work, 1 hot drink from the kuerig first thing at work, then water water water for the rest of the work day. A glass of milk with dinner, then once I finish that... water for the rest of the night. (Added bonus, this should save us some milk money!)
Done, and easier then I thought it would be. 
- I'm also going to try to add in one serving of veggies a day. I'll grab a bag of mixed greens to eat with my lunches, and I have frozen edamame at work to defrost for an easy snack. Maybe I'll grab some baby carrots to eat with hummus too.
Done, and again, so much easier then I thought it would be. Breakfast has been spinach sauteed with garlic, sesame seeds, and an egg (plus a little cheese, goat cheese is the best!) or a green smoothy (favorite is kale, mango, spearmint, and greek yogurt; also good kale, 1/2 banana, small tart green apple, spearmint, and greek yogurt). I've also been having salads with/for lunch, and baby carrots or edamame for snacks. Trav is grabbing veggies for us to roast up and add to our normal rotation of green beans and peas, and I just tried a new (super easy, super tasty) recipe for asparagus. So on average I've added 2 - 3 servings of veggies I wasn't getting before. 

My after that steps were:
- Cut out three servings of simple carbs a week. Hummus with carrots instead of crackers, quinoa instead of pasta with dinner, fruit for an evening snack instead of goldfish crackers or cookies. There is three right there!
I'd say I've already cut out a serving or two a week, simply because I've been a lot better about that evening snack of mine. I'm getting better about thinking of alternatives to simple carbs, but its still something I have to think about, a lot.
- Cut way down on my sugar intake. No candy, I just don't need it. One treat a day, not after each meal. Pastries, cookies, cakes, etc - only if I make them myself. Exchange one serving of fruit for a veggie.
Errr, this one needs to be next on my list. I've been doing better, but not great.
- A veggie or two with every meal. Green smoothie (no sweeteners added) for breakfast. Salad with carrots and avocado and radish with lunch. Two veggies with dinner.
Thumbs up here! I'm not always getting two veggies with dinner, but otherwise, spot on with this one so far!
- Cut out as much of my use of table sugar as possible. Honey for most sweetening, subs where possible when baking.
I haven't baked yet, but so far, this has been easier then I thought. I little honey in my tea (only about 1/2 of what I used to use), but have skipped all table sugar and fake sugar substitutes for the past 2 weeks! 
- A least one serving of fish a week. No more then one serving of red meat.
Work in progress... 

So there you go! I'd say that's a pretty good start. I'm feeling really good about myself and these changes. I can't wait to keep pushing through.

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