As you know, my family and I took a 100 days of real food pledge. Well I am not sure what day we are on, but I know we have had tacos from the Mexican restaurant down the street many times. Changing your eating habits in a world where food is enticing is EXTREMELY difficult. It is also difficult to retrain your brain to make healthier eating choices. I am really struggling at the moment with my kids in particular. Due to the fact, that before I started paying attention to what was fueling our bodies, my kids lived on the boxed, preservative filled, treats from the store. I grew up eating them, so they must be okay. WRONG!!! It has really hit me this past year how much the food we eats affects the health of our bodies. I have really started paying attention to diseases and such that are very common today that were not heard of 50 years ago.
Where I messed up…
When I first decided that my family would take the pledge to 100 days of real food, I jumped head first without a paddle. What I have realized now, is that you must take baby steps and change things slowly. I was told this very piece of advice, but I didn’t heed the warning. I have now stepped back and am proceeding in caution.
Here are a few of the things that have changed so far:
* Cut out all enriched white flour
* Cut out high fructose corn syrup
* Have fruit and veggies at every meal
* Cut out processed snacks
The number one thing I have learned is to PAY ATTENTION and have AWARENESS! Make healthy choices is how we should all aspire to live. Good luck!
Leave a comment or share the steps you are taking to live a healthy lifestyle.