Put down the frozen, processed, low-cal, low-carb, low-fat franken foods! When I cook with just a few quality, fresh, whole ingredients, I find I am satisfied with a smaller portion. Nothing beats fresh produce, in-season, from a local farmer. Look for quality organic local meats and keep your costs down by reducing your portion sizes. You'll lose weight, put better fuel in your body, and support your local food systems, all at once.
Local organic food is better for our bodies, and for the earth. The food uses much less energy to get from the farm to your plate, and thus has a much lower environmental impact. A recent study found that organic food is healthier, and helps regenerate quality soil.
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If you, (or significant others) are used to highly processed foods and complain about whole foods, change your recipes little by little. e.g. Start by using half white/half wholemeal flour in your recipes and gradually increase the percentage as you get used to it. Gradually you won't even notice the lack of processed food. It also helps to use finely ground whole foods.
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