With a family and all it will be hard to try and go cold turkey. All I have in the house is the BF and I got some resistance. The trick is to do it gradually. Pick up a copy of the magazine and peruse for a few things you can slide in on them. Or go to the bookstore and go through the Clean Eating Kids and Family version. They won't notice slow changes and within six month they will all be Eating Clean and not even noticing it. With more than one person in the house its not really feasible to just go in and throw all the bad stuff out, so just replace it with cleaner stuff as you use it.
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I don't wory about going to farmer's markets. I just buy the cheapest natural foods I can although some will say try to buy organic food etc. I think if you can get rid of the processed foods first you can worry about organic and farmer's markets later.
I am in the UK where healthcare is free so I did not mean that although I have not seen a doctor and not felt ill since I gave up processed foods.
What I meant by cheaper was that in the UK you could buy potatoes which you can bake for a large family and eat that with some meat or tinned fish/sardines/tuna or whatever more cheaply (here anyway) than more complicated processed food.
Sugar? It is up to you. I would do anything very gradually. Perhaps start with keeping the sugar and sweets you eat only to after meals and then increase the vegetables and meat etc you eat and then bit by bit cut back the sweets. That is how I did it and it worked and now I don't want or need them. I never could have imagined how that desire for them could just go.
Do you mean that it is cheaper because you do not have to see the doctor as often or cheaper to purchase the food? I am new to this as well so I can use all of the help that I can get.
I work full time and go to school full time and we are on a VERY tight budget. Oh and we are a family of six...(three of them are teenage boys)...so I am trying to figure this out. I went to our local farmers market this weekend and purchased eggs for $6 (usually $1) a whole chicken for $9.58 (usually $3) beef for $15 (varies I used to buy 97/3 so about $3.50 a pound and this was $5) Mozzarella cheese 8 oz $7 (usually $4) olive oil $16 (usually $7) SO I was like WOW! When I was feeding my family all of the processed poison (just last week) we filled the fridge with junk for that same price. It is SO sad that it is so expensive to try to eat right and take care of yourself. I know that eating cleaning will be more than beneficial for our health in the long run and I soooo want to do it but HOW do I afford it? Do you have any tips?
You also mentioned sugar which I am sooooo addicted to sweets how do you kick that or what sweets are clean?
Thank you so much for you help.
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It's also much cheaper too to eat like this. It certainly changed me. I stopped catching 5 or 6 colds and sore throats every winter lasting 2 - 3 weeks each time which I had for over 40 years. I have hardly been ill for a day since. I think sugar in particular had always shot my immune system to pieces.
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I think it's how we always ate before processed food came in. It's a very simple way of eating and in fact the health benefits are even more important than any weight loss. It also makes people more stable. You could try the book Potatoes not prozac although there are lots of others or just change how you eat to avoid processed foods. Think let's pretend we're in the 1880s, Little House on the Prairie etc. What would you eat? Meat, beans, a fairly rough carbohydrate, veg from the garden.
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Hello! My name is Anna and I am looking into clean eating after I give birth (by C-section) on July 25th to our daughter. I have been on many diets all of my life, but for some reason have been drawn to clean eating recently. I simply do not know much about it if anyone could give me some advice or books to read up on. Thank you! :)
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