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April 6, 2010

Diet transplant

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Near the beginning of 2009, I had a diet transplant. I switched to soy milk, whole wheat flour (no white/refined flour), brown sugar or honey for sweeteners, and olive or grapeseed oil in cooking. No fried foods, very little red meat. Since I'm the main grocery buyer for our family, we all switched to healthier eating. We threw out the white sugar & a variety of unhealthy snacks. It's actually a less expensive way to eat, given that we shop at Aldi, Trader Joe's and Costco (organic soy milk, fish and chicken in bulk).

After weeks of being "off" an unhealthy food, I didn't seem to crave it anymore. Between meals we and the kids try to snack on fruit, nuts, popcorn and the like. But I was surprised this Easter when our five-year-old picked out the chocolate eggs from his Easter basket. He said they tasted too sweet.

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