Our Journey to Healthy Eating

Our family’s journey of eating healthy began in July of 2004 as I focused more on the benefits of healthy eating. This was the BEGINNING for me of reading food labels. What an eye opener this was! Do you know that SUGAR is in almost every ingredient list?

My journey of eating healthy began in July of 2004 as I focused more on the benefits of healthy eating.  This was the BEGINNING for me of reading food labels.  What an eye opener this was!  Do you know that SUGAR is in almost every ingredient list?

I would have said our family ate pretty well.  We rarely ate out.  In fact, my son was 14 before he ever ate at a fast food restaurant and he wasn’t with me when he did!

But, cooking was not my thing.  I much preferred to clean up the kitchen after the cook, rather than the actual preparing and cooking of the meal.  This was a real challenge for me.

A decision our family made soon after our journey to better health began was in October of 2004 was deciding to take Juice Plus+® over the many vitamin and mineral supplements we were taking.  It turns out to be one of the very best decisions we’ve made.

Here is a short video of Dr. Jan Roberto stating the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables.  Click here to find out more about Juice Plus+®.

What are your struggles that hold you back from you and your family eating healthy?  My desire is to help you overcome them so please share them here.

To your good health,

Lynn

4 thoughts on “Our Journey to Healthy Eating”

  1. My biggest struggles are finding fresh and organic foods, especially during the winter and coming up with simple meals to prepare. Even during the summer, when the local farmers bring their products to open markets, I wonder just how much pesticide was used. Sometimes it feels like an impossible win…good tasting, nutritious food on the table. It’s been a source of frustration over the years. I am finding some organic farming coops within a 150 mile radius. Guess that’s a beginning!

    1. Hi Fran,

      Yes, I understand your frustration. I’ve decided to stop buying produce from Chili, Mexico, etc. that is out of season for the States and just wait until it is back in season. I noticed last week the avocados at Sam’s are now from California rather than Chili or Mexico. I had been buying organic at my health food store.

      Regarding buying from local farmers, I ask them. I find that many don’t use pesticides although they aren’t a certified organic farm either. Just be sure to wash the produce well, especially that which you know isn’t organic or not sprayed.

      Be healthy!
      Lynn

    2. I have the same problems, finding local organic produce. At the organic market I shop at their is a lot of organic produce from Mexico, and I wonder if it is really organic. Who is regulating that it’s organic when it’s from another country. So, I only buy U.S. produce.

      1. Hi Tina,

        Great question! I’m not really sure who regulates organic produce outside the US. The other issue with produce coming outside the US is the loss of nutrients once picked with the length of travel. I’ve read produce is oftentimes sprayed with chemicals to help preserve it for the long haul. Not sure how, if at all, this affects the organic produce either.
        Thanks for the comment – we really need to think our purchases through and not just buy on impulse or because it “looks” good.

        Be healthy,
        Lynn

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