So I have been unconsciously improving my diet.
My diet, on the whole, is fairly unimaginative. Five days out of seven I will have the same thing for breakfast (oatmeal, non-fat Greek yogurt, protein powder [One scoop] and coffee) and most of the same things for lunch (spinach, Granny Smith apple, almonds, dried cranberries, small cheese). Differences in lunch will typically be the seasonal - mandarins when in season for lunch or grapefruits breakfast as examples - and the main lunch dish will almost always be leftovers. Dinner is the unknown and the one least predictable, but will minimally include some manner of protein and vegetable (broccoli if nothing else).
What I have noticed - and maybe it has been there for the last few years - is that my consumption of processed foods in general and processed carbohydrates in particular has been dropping, now almost precipitously. It is better for me of course - I scarcely benefit from them - but never before have I been so conscious of it as choice. Over New Year's I indulged in some crackers. My body was none too happy with that.
And I am branching out as well. More protein - I really cannot seem to get enough at this point (for example, this snazzy eggnog recipe from The Art of Manliness. Yes friends, real eggs!). And adding more fruits and vegetables. Really making an effort to cut down on the sweets (my personal downfall). And less coffee (by less, I mean limiting to three cups a day).
We have moved from the unconscious to the conscious. I will be interested on seeing what impact it has on the rest of my life.