Friday, 31 January 2014

My wholefood journey

My wholefood journey started a long long time ago, but I didn't get serious about it all until I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome back in 2011. As soon as I was diagnosed I read as many books on PCOS as I could, and they all pointed to the same things. Wholefoods- nuts, legumes, fruit and vegetables. I started reading more about whole foods, I did a few courses run but some blogger and watched movies like Forks Over Knives.

I chewed my husbands ear off about the changes we would be making to our eating habits, but when he heard I wanted to drastically wanted to reduce our meat intake he didn't like the sound of that, so well I had him watch Forks Over Knives.

He quickly came around after that, that is one convincing documentary! If you haven't seen it yet, please do get your hands on a copy.

So whilst we do eat meat I try to limit it to 3-4 nights per week, I would like it to be less, but it's what works for our family at the moment, so you just have to do what works for you.

And by limiting processed foods as much as possible I noticed improvements in my skin and health in general. We are not 100% strict on foods, if we are out and there are processed foods on offer, the we eat them, we don't make a huge fuss about it.

And as much as I dislike them my husband still does bring things like cheezels and shapes into the house. I don't make a big deal about it when he does, and the kids are just as likely to eat unprocessed snacks like popcorn over his snacks too. If I did make a big deal about it I think that the kids would want them all the time.

My journey is only really starting though, and I hope you can join me. Over the next few weeks I will be sharing more about me and what our wholefood kitchen looks like. Then I'll hopefully start sharing recipes and meal plans with you as well.

What has your wholefood journey looked like?

1 comment:

  1. From the time our children came along I've become much more conscious of what we eat. My children eat a huge range of foods. When we go to parties our 6 yo knows he can pick a few treats and then takes himself off to the fruit platter. I figured with a growing boy who claims to be hungry ALL the time then if I only have good food on offer then he can't go wrong. I steer especially clear of highly processed food such as you mentioned and things with hidden added sugar. I'm happy to add sugar to baked goods I make myself as then I know exactly how much is in there. Bit things like bread or tomato sauce or stir fry sauce don't need sugar.