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Substitutes for old eating

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Plan 1 is going.

What I mean is, I did not realize that when I'm crunched for time (when am I not?) I rely on a lot of foods Jonny Bowden (150 Healthiest foods author) would not eat...........like McD non grass fed beef, and grocery store (not goat or grass fed cow) cheese.

So I am eating low carb- just not the healthy kind of low carb I eventually hope to eat.

But I have made huge progress in areas with my kids- we are now substituting veggies as rice and noodles with our meat/cream/cheese sauces and they are loving it!

One step forward and if I say so myself a NSV!! emoticon
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TRIXIETEXAS 9/12/2013 12:51PM

    I am able to get locally raised free-range chicken eggs (they are soooo good!) but I just can't afford to buy free range chicken and grass fed beef, I wish I could!

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WOUBBIE 9/10/2013 8:34PM

    I think subbing veggies for starchy sides is one of the easiest things people could do to get healthier - no one really misses them!

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JACKSGRAN 9/10/2013 4:21PM

    Keep it up! You are doing well. One step at a time is the way to go

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EXOTEC 9/10/2013 11:03AM

    Yes, one step at a time! Make the good changes you can, and plot for the next opportunity!

I do buy my eggs locally from a guy who raises his in his yard, with the goat! His hens are out there doing wonderful "chick-y things", scratching roots and chasing bugs and basically living the good life. It shows in their eggs.

I have occasionally bought some grass-fed meat... but the taste is strange to me... I haven't given up on that notion, but I'm waiting for our local university Animal Science department to have another sale of their teaching animals, which are mostly raised locally and on grass. Perhaps a tiny bit of grain, but it doesn't look like it. The current "crop" of animals in the paddock I'm seeing area all Angus or Angus-crosses... and all I can think of when I pass them is, "YUM! steak on the hoof!" LOL The commercially packaged grassfed beef is the sort I've tried and wasn't overly impressed with. We'll see how these taste!

Meanwhile, I still buy grocery beef. I know I'm upsetting my omega balance by doing so, so I supplement omega-3s like crazy and hope I'm getting some benefit from that. My lab results seem to indicate I'm doing something right, somewhere.

Don't stress on not being able to jump wholly on the bandwagon at one time. Cut out the processed stuff first. Add in the healthy real food as you can. And make a plan for how to add those things you're presently unable to manage. Maybe join a local CSA, or create a community co-op if there isn't already one in your area!

You're doing great! Keep at it! and kudos to you for helping your kids learn how to eat good wholesome foods.

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ADZY86 9/10/2013 10:50AM

    I'm with you! Unfortunately I can't yet afford to buy the grass-fed stuff or the organic eggs and all that. I think we've made a huge step by going low carb in the first place...one day we'll be able to make that extra step to improve it even better. If we feel this great just doing 'normal' low carb, I can't wait to see how great we feel when we step it up! Whooop!

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KNYAGENYA 9/10/2013 10:30AM

    Yippee!

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PINKEUROGIRL 9/10/2013 1:15AM

    Go for it!!

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