Changing your lifestyle is never easy. Whether you are having to down-size because of job loss or adjusting to life with a new baby, big change is just hard. Changing the way you eat is one of the biggest changes you will ever make. It will not always be easy but it will always be worth it.
I have spent the last couple of years mulling over the idea of total change in the way we eat and have made a few changes along the way. I cut back on sugar and carbs, started exercising regularly, added a lot more fruit and vegetables to my day and I started reading labels.
Reading and cringing.
With every label I read, comes the reality of how poorly we have been feeding our bodies. It is really no wonder we are sick and tired all the time.
One way I have encouraged myself to make changes to the way we eat, is to read everything I can get my hands on about nutrition. I have read so many books, blogs, articles and Facebook posts that my mind gets tired of thinking about it. Unfortunately, too much information also breeds confusion.
Eat this…Don’t eat this! It has pesticides.
Eat this…Don’t eat this! It is genetically modified.
Use this…Don’t use that! It causes cancer.
Clean with this…Don’t clean with that! It’s poison.
It really gets to be too much sometimes.
So, I have had to take a step back, rethink what I know to be true and reevaluate my health goals. Here’s where I am:
- I want to feel good. All the time.
- I want to be completely free of all medicines, pharmaceutical or otherwise.
- I want to nourish my body and my mind with pure, natural foods.
- I want to get back to the basics.
Wholeness and healing does not happen overnight. I have to remind myself of that. Little changes are better than no change at all. When my changes become a lifestyle, then I will see what else needs to be done.