Here is what I ate yesterday compared to what I have been eating on a more regular basis:
|On my way to work I had a green juice that had a cucumber, small green apples, turnip greens, and broccoli stems.|
Before I may have stopped to grab a decaf coffee with soy milk and caramel syrup.
|Yesterday for dinner I had a small side salad (unpictured) and a few scoops of Dr. Fuhrman's Asparagus, Mushroom, and Leek Ragout (link to recipe for Dr. Fuhrman members). Note that I changed the recipe a bit by adding kidney beans while cooking the mushrooms and asparagus. It added that extra bean that I needed in my day.|
On a normal day, dinner could be some processed bread or chips with dip such as beans or guacamole.
Also, did I mention that before I would have had some chocolate kisses or M&Ms during the day? I know! I'm terrible!
As you can see from my descriptions, what I ate yesterday and what I had been eating before were both technically vegetarian, but my choices yesterday were much much more Nutritarian. I think this is the step that I have known I should take all along in order to achieve successful weight loss, but just didn't want to put in the effort to make it happen... until now that is.
So, here starts my new effort to increase the nutrient density in my diet. After reading several articles from Dr. Fuhrman's website, I have had a re-enlightening to why it is we strive for nutrient-density in the first place: