Since starting this blog, I have found that I am not alone in my food guilt. Our club of “not doing enough, not good enough“ is wide and varied, with thousands upon thousands of members. And the funny thing is that no matter where you are in your food journey, or your long term goals…we all find a way to beat ourselves up about our current choices. Which means it’ll NEVER be good enough, and that, my friends, is NO way to live. Let’s flip the dynamic on its head, and celebrate each step we make in the “right” direction. You in?
1. Buy the best you can, from what is available. (Fresh, local trumps organic in my opinion…you’ll get more nutrients that way)
2. Set a monthly goal with ONE change, be it making homemade laundry detergent or eating less meat. No more, no less. 6 mths from now, you’ll have made SIX changes…go YOU!
3. Find like minded people that are at the same stage as you in your food journey, online is fine. Don’t compare yourself to people who are 10 steps “ahead” of you.
4. Stop stressing over every decision. Choose ONE thing to research and change…and theeeen, move on to the next.
5. Move. Stretch. Take a quick walk outside. Close your eyes and breathe. It’s just as important as eating right, and way cheaper and easier.
It’s OK to not be perfect. You might not be able to afford that organic produce just yet. You might not have had time to make a snack for the road, and find yourself at a fast food drive through. Not ready to make your own shampoo or body care lotion yet? That’s fine! No homemade yogurt or kombucha in your fridge? Join the club.
Let that self judgement and stress slip away.
Did you take a quick walk outside today, or just take a moment to stretch in your chair? Go YOU!
Did you add some fresh green veggies to your dinner plate? Awesome!
Did you visit a farm over the weekend and buy some fresh eggs? You rock!
Did you sub out your usual body lotion for pure coconut (or almond, or jojoba, or olive oil, etc etc) oil? No chemicals, YES!
The list goes on and on. It’s the little choices that will get you to where you want to be. But it’s the celebration of those choices that will make you who you want to be.
A happier, healthier you.
PS. Next up? Our bread stuffing breakdown! Stove Top vs homemade…just in time for turkey day!