The Call Family Food Revolution



We're quitting. Cold Turkey.

C & I have a bit of a sweet tooth problem. We eat homecooked meals and even bake our own bread at this point [yay, college!] but our downfall is sugar. Some people have a sweet tooth, our entire jaw is made up of sweet teeth. Not good. Especially when you're signed up to run a half marathon [whole marathon in C's case] in June.

So we're quitting. We went on a good long walk in the fieldhouse on campus and both decided we wanted to be healthier. I suggested we drop sugar until C graduates. That's next April: so just over a year away. Once we were both on board, C had a little bit of a hard time understanding exactly what that meant.

"So, can we still make doughnuts?"

"What if we don't ice them, we just roll them in sugar?"

"What about pancakes with powdered sugar?"

"What about your graduation brunch?"

"Weren't you going to make Up cakes for me for finals week?"

"Can we still have Chocolate Chip pancakes?"

He then informed me that he drew the line at chocolate milk. He drinks it after his long runs. Apparently, it has the perfect combination of proteins, carbs, and fats that you need after a hard work out. We'll see if I can find a replacement for that. Maybe I could bring back his favorite spinach shakes.

We had an intervention last night. My wonderful sister-in-law Kiara works at fresh market and brought us gobs of clearanced Easter candy. The good stuff. We gathered it all up and took it to our next door neighbors. They didn't want it either, but said they'd take it to a study group later this week. It's about time for finals. Heaven knows SOMEONE needs the sugar.

The theme here is fruit. Sugar replaced with fruit. Ice cream replaced with homemade sorbet. Healthy recipes. Sugar-free desserts. Natural ingredients. Whole grains. And yes, this will all be included in OAMC.

We're planting a garden, too. I'd like to do it sooner rather than later, but I woke up to an inch of snow! It's mid-April! augh.

Here's to more energy. Clear skin. Balanced hormones. [& hopefully sunshine!]

What's your first step to a food revolution? Small steps make a world of difference!

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