Do you have food issues?

I don’t know about you, but I have an issue with food. My issue is knowing what’s ok to eat and what’s not. It seems like there’s a new study out every day that says what is healthy and what will kill us. I struggle with what the hell is left to eat and what I can cook for my family!

From the moment I found out I was pregnant with my first child I worried about what I put in my body. This was the beginning of our organic lifestyle. Now after having two kids I am concerned even more. I’m always trying to find the healthiest food to feed to my family. Also, kids don’t always cooperate with the choices you make. For example, “I don’t like tomatoes” or “why can’t I have a hot dog?”

It’s tough deciding what to eat each day. The experts have always said to limit the amount of salt, sugar and fat you eat. That is not easy when you have a busy life, but ok we can do that. Then they tell us no artificial anything, limit the processed food you eat, become a vegetarian or a vegan. Holy shit! What’s left?

Then I snap out of it and think, I’m doing the best I can to limit these “bad” things and moderation is good. Still it’s not easy getting kids to eat healthy things on a regular basis. I splurge and I let them splurge at parties and gatherings, but for the most part I pay attention to the research and stay away from most “bad” foods. I do miss bacon and pepperoni though. Thanks World Health Organization for that. Also, I’m really pissed that alcohol can cause cancer. How am I supposed to relax about all of these food restrictions if I can’t drink? GRRRRRRR

So tell me about your healthy eating habits. Do you have the same issue with food in your home? Feel free to share information and recipes with me. Help, please!!!

 

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6 thoughts on “Do you have food issues?

  1. There is way to much information out there which had diluted the concentrations of the good points. There are certainly things everyone should stay away from (e.g., Mercury in certain fish, water in non BPA bottles, etc.) but I think you always have to weigh the pros and cons with what foods you should consume. For example, alcohol, there are plenty of benefits to consume in moderation but maybe one or two potential harmful effects. Unless you know the details of the study and test subject’s history, bio makeup, diet, etc., I feel taking the headline results at face value could cause me to miss out on the pros. With everything out there I am sure someone has some research out there that says water is bad for you. With that being said, I just eat what I like, keeping in mind that I shouldn’t eat some things regularly due to potential harmful long lasting effects. Pretty cool topic, love the blog!

    1. Thanks for the comment and input. I’m glad you like the blog. You made some pretty good points that put me at ease. I never thought about the benefits in food and drink that I might be missing.

  2. I love your blog! Right now I’m trying to eat all things in moderation. Good idea in theory, but with our busy lives, not always easy to do! I guess we just try to do our best, and hope to stay healthy.

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