I'm having a good time with the Quantified Diet so far. Getting the hang of taking pictures before I eat anything (this is not strictly part of the Quantified Diet, but I find it helpful to keep track of my intake; I'm using MealLogger).
I was very happy to see these permitted items for the Whole Foods diet:
- whole grain bread
- KIND bars
In the dairy department, I've switched back to whole milk (from the 2% variant that I used to drink), and I'm glad I am allowed to eat cheese - a little block of Emmentaler in the afternoon and some pear or apple slices make a great satisfying snack for me.
I went grocery-shopping this afternoon, at Sprouts. Probably spent an hour pushing my cart around the store. Parsley was on sale, two bunches for a dollar. Radishes were also two bunches for a dollar. In the cart they went! I picked one of the parsley bunches, and put in the freezer to use later. Most of the second one will go with stir-fried mushrooms, perhaps some bacon, and certainly a good splash of lime juice.
I really wanted arugula, but there was none. Weird. I thought arugula liked the cold season. So I bought a bag of arugula-spinach mix as the next best thing. And tomatillos, yellow bell peppers, apples (organic Braeburn, also on sale), tangelos (look sorta like oranges, but taste like tangerines), and a bag of cooked chestnuts. And coffee. And eggs. And chicken thighs. And a can of salmon, a can of anchovies, and a can of diced green chiles.
The Turkish apricots were winking at me fiercely, but I wasn't sure if they were ok since they were dried with whatever sulfury thing they use. So I skipped them, and will eat fresh fruit instead. That'll learn em!
Two bags of goods for less than fifty bucks (the only item over $5 was the coffee at $5.57). Good going.