Summer - Day 9
I've mentioned before that our 28 day plan was intended to get us away from being overly reliant on sweets or dining out and to get us into a routine of eating healthy, whole foods in line with generally accepted nutrition recommendations. A recent Seattle Times article about the MIND diet reinforced our plans. The diet, shown to reduce the risk of cognitive decline with age, very much agrees with the goals we had set for the end of our 28 plan:
- Eating more vegetables, berries, nuts, fish and whole grains.
- Limiting red meat, saturated fats, sweets and processed foods.
Our targets were slightly stricter, such as limiting sweets to twice a week rather than five servings a week, though we've also been having more than the one serving a week of cheese the article mentions - it's really hard to give up cheese!
Yogurt apple flaxseed bowl from Day 7.
Leftover Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Grilled Chicken from Day 8.