On the IPOD "Love your love the most" by: Eric Church
What are we feeding ourselves? What are we feeding our kids? Why are there millions of NEW "Fat Free" and "Sugar Free" products on the market today, yet we are millions and millions of pounds heavier than our ancestors who ate meat, sugar, butter, and cream?
I finally made my husband watch the movie, "Food Inc." on Monday night... It has been on my mind for a month or so but to tell you the truth I was a little scared to hear what was going to be said. Mike made it through half before excusing himself to the other room. I know this is a documentary and I know that it is a somewhat slanted view. But I would have to say that it did make me what to change my eating habits.
I'm really going to focus on whole foods. I'm going to throw away the spray butter (ugh!) and if I want butter I'm going to use a little real butter. I'm going to try and give up the diet soda. I'm going to bring in lots of whole grains and locally grown fruits and vegetables. And I'm going to try and get away from shelf stable foods that are filled with preservatives. I have been thinking about making this change for a while now and I think I'm finally ready. I believe that all the "fake food" that is advertised as "healthy" and "diet" is actually what is making us fatter. It is filled with so many chemicals that our bodies are saying, "Screw you , where is our food?" Maybe that is why after you eat processed food you are hungry 10 minutes later.
Here is your test for the day:
Go to the grocery store and buy a small bag of baby carrots and then buy some whole organic carrots that you actually have to peel. Taste them! You will never go back to the baby carrots that are washed in chlorine. For the last 2 years I have been using organic vegetables for most of my clients.
I have realized that I need to take care of myself the same way I take care of my clients!!!
Have you seen this movie? How did it make you feel? Did it change the way you feel about food?
I would love to hear from you!!
xoxo chef a