I'm experimenting. No, not in that way, or in the mad scientist way. More in the trying new foods, delving into health way.
I've gone Vegan! With yogurt! No...Vegetarian! Wait, no! ovo-lacto vegetarian, that sometimes eats chicken and bacon..
Okay, so I'm not a vegan. Nor, am I downplaying being one..power in choice. However, I am incorporating a lot more veggies into my diet and a lot less animal protein. After reading The China Study, it just gently pushed me in that direction. Read it!
The thing is, I don't want to live by such an extreme, I enjoy foods in many forms, and I want them all in my diet. I've just added more of my favorite vegetables, legumes and fruits to my diet without having to live by a book, or a title. I'm comfortable that way. Also, a lunch time given it's the holidays, my co-workers hate me! Fun!
It's definitely a large commitment. I've taken to preparing my foods, and trying new dishes at home, but I've had some practice. I like a lot of fresh fruit and Middle Eastern dishes, so I'm familiar with certain things and I keep many items in my pantry. But, I haven't gone much further than that...it'd be a whole other thing to go find specialty shops, or coupons, or restaurants. That will come later.
Right now, I've got a great menu for the week, baked pancake, kale chips, pineapple chutney with whole grain tortillas, lentils and brownies. It just took a lot of time. It saves me $$, I think I'm averaging somewhere between $7-9/daily for 3 meals and 2 snacks.
So, even if I'm whatever in name only, I'm aiming to be healthy for life.