I came across a stellar documentary last night. It’s called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. It’s about this Australian guy (and that makes it all the better in my humble opinion; I love listening to accents) who was overweight and suffering from a chronic autoimmune disease. He cured his ailments and is LOVING life now because of his change in lifestyle!
He juiced fresh fruits and vegetables and that is ALL he consumed for 60 days. His sites have all kind of information about the how and why so I won’t go into that here. Whether or not you agree with juicing as a method isn’t the point. The fact remains he cured himself with FOOD. What you put into your body matters.
The point I’d like to make is the Standard American Diet is NOT good. The food man makes is NOT good. The food GOD made IS very good.
My recommendation is that you watch the movie, learn more about traditional nutrition and to the best of your ability, at the very least, quit processed food, food that comes in box. I don’t exclusively make everything we eat, just so you know. I’m in a learning process. Change is challenging.
I was so motivated, I made smoothies for breakfast. I don’t have a juicer and I think getting the whole fruit or vegetable is better for you than just the juice anyway. So I threw what I could find in the (very vintage) Vita-mix.
It amounted to some carrots, a couple apples, leftover broccoli and cauliflower and peas, a couple bananas, some water and ice. The color was somewhere between tan and orange. Thankfully, it tasted good.
To the children, it was a whole ‘nother story. I held my ground though, and wouldn’t let them have anything else until they drank their serving. Aviana and Cadrian eventually did. Brielle and Denton wouldn’t. Brielle said she would if I would put stevia or honey in it, but I was being stubborn.
I went to the grocery today to buy a whole bunch more fresh fruits and veggies. I wonder how the battle will go tomorrow.
I know in the end it will be the best for them–and that is part of what parenting is all about. Doing what you know is right especially when it’s hard.