the best bodies aren't made in the gym...they are created in the kitchen
we've had a lot of requests on the 5 w's and h's of how we are eating so i thought i would try and give you the LOW down first and what to expect weekly..next
::here is what to expect on our blog once a week:
weekly menu's for you to pick and choose..or not:) our own documentary in all its authenticity..lol! helpful links and recipe's we would LOVE your input .. recipe's, books, links, etc let's support our LOCAL FARMER's MARKETS and FARM to table
**be watching for our FARMER'S MARKET TOTE BAGS COMING TO THE MOXIE STORE!!
**the GOOD news is there is SO much we can do to make change! yes - it can be expensive to eat healthy BUT it will save money in so many other places PLUS if we take money from frivolous things and apply it to our nourishment...just saying. i know:) yes - it takes more time and we are a time crunched people BUT lets find ways to work around that let's do whatever we can to make it easier for everyday moms to fix real food if we all work together instead of judge each other and put each other down
can you imagine?
why not start here...NOW? together?
we don't have any of the answers we are determined to forage it out though so--
before we get into this i just want to say I BELIEVE that there are many ways to nourish your body..to eat clean there is NOT ONE right WAY..we are each uniquely handmade don't forget:)
i DO believe that the processed food and fast food is killing us. numbing our brain..our thinking and making us sick. i believe it is an addiction from what they put in the food..all the chemicals..gmo's..etc.
while Crohn's ( an auto immune bowel disease ) and the decision to have my colon removed and the risk of colon cancer for me is super high is what has motivated me to finally pursue the adventure of nourishing my body and nikki's was her the health risks she was having from being overweight most of her life. there are many reasons why people change their eating lifestyle whether yours is disease, cancer fitness or just to be healthy..it takes time and baby steps to find your niche. and that is OK!
have you experienced when you start something new, that months down the road you alter it because you've learned more? well..that is kinda what is happening for us. we have been dabbling in several ways of eating paleo, very low carb, scd, wheat free & primal for the last several months
it has been .... weeks since i have not had WHEAT and processed or fast foods and i wholeheartedly believe this is why my brain is coherent and remembers!
WHEAT FREE has been the biggest positive change thus far...for me i am learning new ways to cook with nut flours and coconut flours to make muffins and cakies
nikki is my resident researcher. when she sets out to do something she finds out any and everything she can. i love that about her we have been watching documentaries to educate ourselves so i thought i would share some with you
i can't tell you enough how informative these are. eye openers for sure. it does challenge you to THINK to use your BRAIN:)
- the gerson miracle
- hungry for change
- food inc
- fat sick and nearly dead
- food matters
- super size me
- forks over knives
while i don't agree with everything in all of them there is something in each of them that i take away
I DO believe it is my responsibility as a person & a parent to know what i am eating and feeding my family i believe it is time to stop sticking my head in the sand and engage in the grass roots movement of my fellow sojourners and stop allowing the government and the media to tell me what is what and start using my unfogged brain to think for myself. ( if we all were unfogged..can you imagine?) a food Joan of Ark...lol!
:here is my heart:
i don't want to be judgmental toward others who do not eat the way i eati have been in that seat saying "i don't care what they say i am eating mcdonalds!i don't have timeit is to expensivei do want to be transparent-informative and encouraging to others who are looking to make changes
it is a personal decision and one that is so very hard to break
as i said. i truly truly believe what they are putting in our food is highly addictive.
we thought it might be helpful to share our adventure here weekly how we have set our hearts and minds to eat to nourish our bodies so we can live the best life we can not only to benefit ourselves but others
i also believe it goes hand in hand with our spiritual selves
i am finding the cleaner i eat the lighter my spirit feels it is as if i can hear and see with my spiritual sense even better
building OUR FOOD LIBRARY
- wheat belly
- the gerson miracle
after watching the gerson miracle nikki and i are going to begin to juice daily and lower our intake of meats adding more of a vegetarian lifestyle and less paleo...we'll keep you informed
we will be putting our weekly menus on here as well. i am really experimenting with EASY meals that don't tax me and that aren't going to break the bank to bad. our grocery bill has defintely gone up BUT we are not eating out but maybe once a week and at CHIPOTLE. that is about the only place we feel good about eating.
ok..that about sums it up ANY THOUGHTS? more of what you would like to see? know?
let's do this - together let's set a goal..like Becky with 50 miles...something...anything i will leave you with my new mantra
PRACETICE doesn't make PERFECT PRACTICE makes CHANGE...