Should I Go Organic?

I was reading a magazine article at the dentist office a few weeks back that was talking about all the health benefits of organic food. It was not a very long article, so I ended up doing a little more research on the subject once I got home. That led me to learning about how there are a lot of additives and such in food that cause you to eat a lot more than you would if you were eating more natural foods.

Then that got me to wondering, will eating organic foods help me lose weight?

So, I looked on the web to see if I could find that information any where out there. Then I came across a great article on the subject on the Huffington Post website. The article is written by a real doctor and he says that he always tells his weight loss patients to eat organic foods. If you are interested in all the details, you can click to read the article. But the basic gist is that you get more nutrients from organic foods, which means that your body is more satisfied when you are eating them and thus you consume less food.  So that is a pretty interesting thing to learn right there.

With that in mind, I think that I will skip my usual way of losing weight, which is to buy up a lot of dieting foods like weight watchers meals and such. Instead, I will spend my money on food that is organic without a lot of processing and additives in it. Hopefully this will work exactly as the article mentions and I will end up getting more nutrients into my body, which will result in my body telling me that it is full so that I do not eat as much per meal.

At least, this is my plan unless anyone else out there can point me to a more recent article where doctors are saying that you won’t get a weight loss benefit from eating organic foods. But, if I find nothing like that, I plan on heading out to the local Trader Joe’s to do my grocery shopping this weekend. Hopefully I can find everything that I need there cause it is closer to my house than the Whole Foods.

Starting at 251

Well, until registered the name for this blog, the largest number that I had seen when I stepped on the bathroom scale was 250 pounds. But, it seems that I have managed to gain another pound since then *sigh* Yeah, I thought about just rounding it back down to 250 and not telling anyone that I had gained that stupid pound. But then I realized what I was doing.

If I was going to start this journey out with a a little white lie – I mean, you guys would have never even known – then I was just setting myself up for failure. So, I sucked it up and put in the real number on the scale. It’s a stupid number alright.

I never should have let it go past 200 pounds. Heck, I never even should have let it reach 200 pounds much less go over that number, But here I am. Not only at 200 pounds but well past it. In fact, I’m closer to 300 pounds than 200 pounds at this point. And that is really stupid. Stupid of me that is.

So, I have decided that enough is enough. Not only will I get as far away from 300 pounds as fast as possible, but I will also work on making healthier decisions. Ones that will put me on the path to staying under 200 pounds from here on out.

How long will it take me to make this happen? Honestly, I am not sure. I will not be doing any type of crazy dieting. Instead, I plan on taking it slow so that I do this in the most healthy way possible. And I’m hoping that this will help prevent that loose skin issue that so many people talk about when they lose a lot of weight too fast. So, here goes nothing – I am officially tossing my hat into the ‘gonna lose this weight’ ring. Wish me luck, caught I just might need it!