My own CFW
After following the blogs of Caitlin, Lindsay, and a few others who have tried something called a “Crap Free Week” I couldn’t help but want to do it myself. Since I document what I eat every day, I can see that I do take in lots of crap without realizing it a lot of times. And I know that when I eat crap, I feel like crap. And that’s no fun.
I reviewed everyone’s guidelines and made modifications to suit my lifestyle. I only drink one cup of coffee most days, so I didn’t see the need to cut that out at all. I am however, addicted to diet soda even though the chemicals in these things haunt my sleep at night. I went for a long time without having them before so I know I can do it again!
I also don’t feel like I need to cut out cereals or breads as long as they are 100% whole grain and don’t contain a lot of sugar or HFCS. I also added a few notes about behaviors I hope to change through this process.
So here it is folks, starting today…
Sarah’s Crap Free Week rules
Crap Free Week is : Monday, February 23rd – Monday, March 2nd
– Fruits & veggies (whole or frozen)
– Lean proteins (chicken, turkey, pork, salmon, tuna)
– Beans, nuts
– Nut butters (all-natural only, no added oils)
– Whole grains: bread, cereal, brown rice, etc.
– Yogurt (with no HFCS or artificial sweeteners)
– Lowfat or fat free dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt)
– Soy products & meat replacements (i.e. veggie burgers)
– Water, tea and coffee
– Sodas (all)
– High Fructose Corn Syrup
– Trans fats (hydrogenated oils)
– Sucralose, Aspartame, Nutrisweet, etc. (artificial sweeteners)
– Added sugars
– Enriched or refined flours
– Candy, ice cream, pudding
– Products high in sodium (canned soup, frozen dinners, etc.)
– Excess caffeine: Limit to 1 beverage per day (coffee or tea)
– Bars and other convenience snacks, even if they fit CFW criteria
– Sugar free chewing gum
– Sugar alcohols
– Eating more whole foods – fewer processed items
– Learning to eat only when I need to (hunger) and to satisfy that with foods that are better for me, will make me feel better.
– Getting lots of rest (and sleep)
– Get control of nighttime snacking by eating more (and better) during the day