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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Over half way through the Maker's Diet...or Just Beginning!

We are a little over half way through the Maker's Diet! It has been one of the most rewarding and informative health experiences ever for me. We have been far from perfect on in, but haven't given up either. I've been reflecting on it quite a bit and wanted to write some thoughts about it.

It is very difficult to change the way you do things, or the way you think about things--especially if you've done it or thought about it like that for years...since you were a child, and saw your parents doing it, it's simply all you've ever known. To sweeten your tea, you put sugar in it. To make chocolate cookies, you need flour, sugar, and brown sugar. Lunch? You need some bread. My favorite was Pepperidge Farm Oatmeal Bread. You never really ask what's in it or think to look into what some of those long words are in the ingredient list. Just buy it off the shelf, smother it with mayo and put some meat and cheese in the middle. But...It's just all wrong. All of it--just wrong. And to know where to begin and how to move forward can be very overwhelming. The industrialization of our food is literally deteriorating our health. I won't go into it too much, that isn't what I wanted to write about, and there are plenty of other people out there that can inform you way better than I can.

But, I've noticed as I get a little more understanding of how good good food is, I don't want the stuff that is bad for me anymore. Understanding is the key. Reading the Maker's Diet was great and very informative and inspiring and served as the beginning of our journey. But I definitely lost heart about a week ago. I was hanging in there (i lost nearly 10 pounds! of course I am game) but it is hard because I felt there are so many things that I love that I couldn't have. But then I found a recipe for Spelt Tortillas..Because I LOVE tacos. And then I found more blogs that reflect my heart on this issues and have gobs and gobs of recipes and resources. Guess what I made us tonight? Crock pot Chicken Parmesan! With sprouted grain breading of course! Not only is eating right possible, it is really easy once you know how to do it. I think people have such a hard time on diets because it is all about depriving of things that we enjoy. There is definitely wisdom and reason in doing that for a season, Phase 1 of the diet kicked my tail and was hard, but paid off! But it does not have to be like that. The reason to eat healthy is to be happy and enjoy life..and good food of course!

There is so much I don't know about healthy eating but I'm taking it one day at a time and making lists. First on my list of things to learn about: Cod Liver Oil. I read about it and see it in articles on respectable health website, in books, so that is next on my list...Wise Traditions, something I want to subscribe to...make my own kefir....make my own fermented sourdough bread...make Kombucha...and the list continues. And so do I...Continue on this glorious and liberating journey...Cheers to good health and good food!

2 comments:

  1. Avoiding bread is one of the hardest things for my nutritional plan. I'm glad you guys are sticking to it and making it work, keep it up! How are you guys doing on trying to keep it organic?

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  2. Hey! Doing okay on the organic thing. I have my own vegetable garden in the back yard, so that helps. We don't have much access to raw milk, and i am working on trying to buy a cow. i checked out your website, would love some more info ;)

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