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!
Committing to living healthier as a family
If being healthy is hard, and handling change is hard, then 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 losing 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 mental health issues than ever before. There is also no denying that people don’t eat like they used to, either.
Maybe there is a connection. Or, 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 marvelous.
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! W
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 searches the farmer’s 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 than ever!
Remember, getting healthy doesn’t have to happen overnight. If it takes many steps and many months to get to where you’re going, then you know you will be there to stay!
To find out more about the healthy eating challenges, follow the Friendly Food blog (scroll up for the link). Cheers to good health!