I happened to open an article a friend had posted on Facebook. It was early in the morning and I was curious so I clicked on it. After reading it i felt sick. It was about foods that are allowed in the U.S. that are banned in other countries. You can read the article for yourself here.
I always knew that we eat some pretty questionable things but for some reason I suddenly saw it as a problem that morning. Over the next few days I found myself grabbing bottles and boxes and reading labels. I was shocked, disgusted and slightly amazed that I had never really thought to pay attention to things more closely before. So, what was I going to do about it?
BIG changes, that is what we decided to do. From croutons, coffee creamer, chips, fruit snacks, granola bars and more no more over processed toxic junk. I know we can’t make every desired change in the bat of an eye but I am going to try and make as many as we can as quickly as possible. If you really are what you eat I don’t want to be what I was eating anymore. Pinterest was a huge help (as always) when I went to look for recipes and ideas. I started reading labels IN the store BEFORE I bought something. I also purchased a food dehydrator and I am anxiously awaiting it’s arrival in the next week.
Part of me is a bit worried about this change. I know it will require more work on my part. But I really think it will be worth the extra effort and I am excited to see how the change goes.