As part of my well lived life I made some food rules for me and my family to follow! These are not at all set in stone and I am still
researching playing on the internet looking for more recipes and ideas. But so far- here it goes:
1. Cut out white sugar. My husband and I feel that through our research sugar is public enemy #1. I’m also switching to stevia and trying to cut out HFCS and artificial sweeteners as well.
2. Cut out white flour. White flour has been stripped of any nutritional value and goodness.
3. Food without labels. I want to know where my food comes from (not a lab). Basically this rule is trying to cut out all processed foods (especially highly processed ones.
4. Increased fiber. (it’s good for you).
5. Water water everywhere. I’m working on switching to almost all water (have already cut out soda and most coffee). I do have the
occasional daily green or herbal teas.
6. Local when possible, organic when feasible. (farmers market, our own garden, beef from family farm). I’m already planning my own square foot gardens for planting!!
7. Fresh fruits and veggies (more more more) I know we don’t eat as many veggies as we should. I have started tinkering with green smoothies and we’re throwing around the idea of a juicer to help with this one (see #4- my boys could use the fiber).
8. Add fish. I’ve never been one to make fish at home but we’ve played some on the grill and I’m really digging it. Trying to add wild caught omega 3 rich fish to meals once a week.
9. Healthy fats. I’ve started cooking with coconut oil and really like it. I’m planning to try more dishes with it and avocado and olive oil. I’m eliminating corn/canola oils.
10. Balanced carb/protein with each meal. (this rule just recently got amended to this: I’m thinking paleo). I do not want to jump on another food bandwagon but I’m starting to recognize that grains don’t make me feel well. Same with dairy (and I’m concerned about all the hormones in dairy). So this rule is for myself- I’m thinking about cutting grains/dairy (for myself only) and see if I feel better.
Honestly- that is what this whole list is about- BETTER EATING FOR BETTER LIVING. I recognized that it’s not a well lived life if I’m not feeling good.
I’m so excited on the feedback I’ve gotten so far from this journey…I’d love to hear what food rules you’ve created for your own well lived live.
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Disclaimer: I am sharing these rules as my own personal journey towards wellness. Do not substitute these rules for real medical advice. I am not an expert on nutrition- I’m just learning as I go!!!