Live a healthy, balanced, informed, good life...every day.
As a mother, I realize more than ever, the importance of good health. I know that I have a choice to either live each day feeling great...living with energy, feeling light and agile ...easily able to keep up with my kids ~ OR live like each day I am getting nearer to my death, due to disease or so much excess weight on my body it is a drag to move around and hard to truly enjoy the day.
I also want my kids to live a good, balanced, happy life. I do not want to encumber them with diseases we can avoid like diabetes, cancer and heart disease. I do not want them dependant on drugs to help them make it through the day. Therefore, I will try anything to give them the best start I can.
Ignorance is truly bliss. Once I began learning about what is going on with our food supply, it was hard for me to ignore the problem. My buying and eating habits have changed, mainly with respect to buying organic where necessary, avoiding processed foods...and now, with trying to eat mainly fruits and veggies.
It is not easy to change the way we eat ~ particularly if we are used to a diet full of tasty fats and refined sugars. But there is too much evidence not to attempt to eat for better health.
When I first became a mother, the best piece of advice I was given was to: PICK YOUR BATTLES! The food our kids consume is well worth the battle of changing habits that are bad, dangerous and deadly.
Would you sit your kids in an airtight room full of people smoking?
While they are young and impressionable ~ why not teach them habits that will help them to feel truly healthy, strong and good throughout their lives?