Please join me in welcoming Morgan of the Friendly Food blog here today for a guest post on healthy monthly eating challenges. Here’s Morgan to explain what her family is doing to change their eating habits – and why exactly they’re doing it. Take it away, Morgan!
If being healthy is hard, and handling change is hard, than making healthy changes is damn near impossible!
My husband and I have made the commitment to live a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle by making one small healthy change a month! It is not about loosing weight or being more attractive, (we are pretty darn cute to begin with!) but it is about controlling what we put into our bodies.
There is no denying that society is getting sicker, fatter and dealing with more and more mental health issues then ever before. There is also no denying that people don’t eat like they used to either. Maybe there is a connection….maybe there’s not, but we are trying to find out!
We made little changes every month like reducing sodium from meals, eating more eggs for breakfast and never throwing compost in the garbage (we freeze our compost them bring it out to our “pit” to break down before adding it to our gardens…it is marvellous.
Our first big change was to eliminate all wheat from our diets for 30 days. It was a scary venture since I am sort of a carb freak, but let me tell you, it was one of the easiest things I have done! We eat so many fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy fats that I don’t miss bread in the least. It is fun to coins up with new and exciting recipes and search the farmers market for new fresh ingredients to cook with! Going gluten free for me resulted in more energy, less fogginess and my anxiety is gone. We do not plan on eating wheat ever again.
Our next big challenge is to cut out sugar! Again, I am scared and don’t know how I will drink my morning coffee, but since we have accomplished all of our healthy changes so far, I feel confident that we will rise above and again get through the challenge unharmed and healthier then ever!
Remember, getting healthy doesn’t have to happen over night. If it takes many steps and many months to get to where your going, then you know you will be there to stay!
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