So how on earth, or at least in the US, do we eat fish, avoid sugar, and eat whole foods. Honestly, it has been a long process because it is almost impossible. Almost. We have found a few ways and I have meticulously charted our health. We are stronger, healthier, and better able to fight viral or bacterial illnesses.
1. We eat fish every friday year round. I am finding new and interesting receipes and thankfully my husband loves to fish!
2. We stopped buying sugar items. I simply have to view it as poison, because it is to us, and stop buying it completely! I also told my "ingredient police officer" Andrea and she reminds me relentlessly to read the ingredients. We do not keep refined sugar in the house. We do keep honey, maple syrup, and a few others but have limited it to special treats of a teaspoon or smaller and not everyday.
3.We eat whole foods by only purchasing them. I had to learn how to cook them and I also had to rearrange my cupboard. Now, though, the children can open the cupboard and help themselves to fruits and veggies that are ready to eat, apples, bananas, nuts, seeds, and homemade bread. It is much easier for me in the end because there isn't anything in the house that I don't want them to eat. I feel better knowing that I am putting life and health in front of them instead of things that will make them sick or break down their immune system.
A word about cost: I thought I would not be able to cook this way and stay under our budget. I have tracked it and we actually spend the same amount! I am not sure how except that we do buy in bulk, we save money on cleaning products by making our own, and we simply eat less because the food is full of nutrients. We are not as hungry because we are nourished. Amazing.
Thus, be encouraged to try whole food eating. Whether running for sport or for chasing children, we need life-giving fuel. What are some of the nutritional choices that have helped you?