Happy Work it out Wednesday!
You all know by now, how much
I LOVE to clean out my JUNK!!!
The more I’ve read and researched, the more committed
I am to know ALL the ingredients that I bring into
While I’m resigned that I can’t know everything I eat
when I’m out, I do my best to eat as clean as possible,
especially at home. Remember my 85/15 Rule?
Recently, I read a few more articles & studies that set me
about High Fructose Corn Syrup and Soy and went through
our pantry and fridge one Mo’ time.
Click here to read:
Great take away quote from Dr. Mark Hyman:
“High fructose corn syrup is almost always found in very poor quality foods
that are nutritionally vacuous and filled with all sorts of other disease-promoting compounds,
fats, salt, chemicals and even mercury.”
I was shocked that we still had items (mainly condiments)
that contained these “ingredients.”
I hesitate to call them “food,” more like
chemical science projects.
First, I asked Doug, to read these articles, to empower
him with our decision, so that it was not just
Mo spouting off her “opinions.”
Then, after Doug read the articles, I asked him if we
could throw out EVERYTHING in our house that
contained these “ingredients.”
He agreed and while, we didn’t have a TON of products,
I was surprised at how many we DID have.
A few years ago, I remember being at someone’s house for a writing class and someone had brought
Cupcakes made from a box and the Frosting that comes in a can. The host did not eat
them-he was super healthy- and was incredibly nice about it.
When we were getting ready to leave, he
asked if anyone wanted to take them home. No one did and he said,
“Last call or they’re going in the trash.”
My heart raced, ”
You can’t throw away food!”
He replied, matter of fact,
“I don’t. This isn’t food. I’ll bet none of us
would recognized 75% of the ingredients listed in these.”
Of course, now, I get it 100%, which is why I had NO problem
throwing out our condiments. And, it felt pretty darned good!
How do you feel about bringing stuff into your home that you might not
recognize? What would you do?