Sorry I've been so mopey over the past 2 weeks while I was sick. I'm generally feeling better, except for constant fatigue which I guess should be expected with mono.
After my last post, you guys scared me, but you also forced me to deal with and accept the reality that I need to take it easy and listen to my body otherwise I risk making my recovery that much worse.
In the past I've been so active that I've been able to get away with occasionally eating whatever I want, but I've realized that in light of my health situation I will have to re-assess my "diet". I hate using that word, because I don't really believe in diets, I believe in lifestyles. However, I also acknowledge that over the next few weeks to potentially month(s) I am not going to be as active as I want to be, and therefore need to work extra hard to keep my eating in check.
So...I've decided I'm going to focus on trying to eat as cleanly as possibly. I've been reading a lot about the paleo diet (which largely focuses on eating food that was also available in caveman days), and above anything else I'm really curious about the way it makes people FEEL. Several things I read said after following a paleo diet for a month, people loved the way they felt so much that they didn't miss processed foods or other things they had to give up. I'm not really going paleo, but I'm going to use that concept as my inspiration to try to cut out the junk in my life and focus on eating natural foods.
Who's eating clean? Anything you like or don't like? How do you get away from the convenience of processed/pre-packaged foods?