Today I worked from home, and while that sometimes means I get industrious and cook quite a bit, on some days it just means I’m pretty lazy. Today was one of those days. Outside of working, I didn’t want to do much else, so my meals were simple (but still “unprocessed!”). For breakfast, I had a Lara Bar and a banana, for lunch I had a peanut butter and banana sandwich, and for dinner I had leftover cous cous and roasted vegetables. To top the evening off, I popped some popcorn with butter and salt. All in all, a delicious and easy day of eating.

In much more interesting news for the day, the Eating Rules guy retweeted me today in response to my post from yesterday about how I didn’t like the name of this challenge. If you’re here because of that tweet, thanks for stopping by! If you’re someone I know in real life, I am going to insist that you call me “Mr. Grumpy” from now on.

The Eating Rules guy is actually named Andrew Wilder, and we had a good back and forth about the post on Twitter today, which was very cool of him. He saw my point, but he found the name sparked discussion, which was really the point. That makes sense to me, and he’s certainly generated quite a bit of discussion about it. That can only be a good thing, so I just want to reiterate that I’m totally on board with Unprocessed October, regardless of the name. Anything that gets folks (including me) eating better food deserves all the support we can throw its way.

If you didn’t click on that link about Andrew above, you should. He’s got a great story, and he’s got three food rules of his own (the basis for his entire site) that are excellent guidelines as well. I hope he won’t mind me reprinting them here:

  1. When you eat grains, eat only 100% whole grains.
  2. Don’t eat high fructose corn syrup.
  3. Don’t eat hydrogenated oils, trans fats, or anything that’s been deep-fried.

That’s a pretty good place to start from, no doubt. This diet has certainly pushed me in further in the direction of eating this way this month, so even only 11 days in, I’m calling this a success.

But I still don’t like the name.