So I stopped posting about food but not because I have stopped eating! lol Not by a long shot. In fact, food remains something I am obsessed with and focus a ton of time on daily. In my quest to be healthy and fit and feel good (toned, not exhausted, not addicted to sugar & carbs, strong, pain-free) I believe food is a huge factor. Yes, sleep and reduced stress, exercise and eliminating toxins in cleaning and beauty products are also extremely important and I am working on those as well but food is more interesting to me I guess so it gets the most time. 🙂
When I cook or my yaya prepares meals they are healthy and nutritious about 75% of time. I try to steer clear of wheat, refined sugar and processed foods and eat lots of organic vegetables, eggs, grass-fed meats and coconut oil. I purchased a cast iron pan (which I love) and some probiotics, which I take occasionally. I need to be more consistent and I should be eating more fermented foods, soaking my nuts and taking cod liver oil but I’m getting better. My biggest problem is when I find myself hungry and without good choices I am way to quick to eat the pizza/Oreos/factory farmed chicken. The good news is when I do eat junk now I often feel terrible so I do it less and less frequently.
I’m lucky that there are some good farmers markets here where I can find organic produce, good sources for chicken/eggs/honey/coconut oil and raw dairy if I want it but again I just need to be more consistent! I think one way to do this is to be more involved in the process. It’s great to have someone who can do the shopping and the cooking but then I really can’t be sure it’s to the standards that I have set. To that end I have decided I need to get in the kitchen more and prepare more of my own meals. I also need to rid our house of the foods I shouldn’t have purchased in the first place (granola bars, Cheerios, taco shells, gluten-free bread mix, etc.) Considering I know I am going to slip up from time to time outside of the home, my own kitchen should be as close to perfect as possible.
The other day I tried my hand at homemade mayonnaise and I made the also made the most amazing chicken ever. If I’m going to stay the course, the food needs to taste good!!! I will post pictures and recipes soon! I am also planning on doing a 30-Day Paleo challenge and a 21-Day Sugar Detox before the end of 2012 so stay tuned.
What do you think is the most important thing you can do for health?