Real Food

Fast food is quick, easy, and (ostensibly) tasty. But it makes me feel like crap and costs way too much money.  I don’t want it.

Processed foods I can buy at the grocery; pre-packaged meals, frozen or boxed, heat-and-eat meals, plus an entire aisle of chips, another aisle of soda, an aisle of “ethnic” foods, an aisle of canned soups and sauces… All of which seem quick, easy, and (ostensibly) tasty. But it makes me feel like crap and costs way too much money. I don’t want it.

I know it costs way too much money because eight years ago when the majority of our family’s meals came from a restaurant or from a grocer, we spent way more than twice as much as we do now.  And I felt like crap.

So, if I don’t want fast food or any other kind of processed food, what can I eat?

The answer is whole, organic, unprocessed, untampered with, unpasteurized, unadulterated food.

appleAn apple from the tree in our backyard is food.

Edible food-like products from eating establishments and grocers are not food.

There’s a pervasive myth that eating healthy is expensive, that the average person can’t afford to eat organically-grown, locally-grown, GMO-free foods.

I will not say it is easy in modern American society to eat real food. I will say that eight years into our journey, we’ve found ways to eat the healthiest, most wholesome foods available and save money. Lots of money. And feel better.

Follow these three simple rules to drastically improve your diet and health:

1. Don’t consume anything that contains high-fructose corn syrup.

2. Don’t consume anything from a restaurant unless it’s raw (like a salad).

3. Don’t consume anything from a grocer unless it’s raw (like fruits and vegetables).

Ok I know what you’re thinking: “That’s not simple!”

But it really is just that simple. It might take time to implement. It might take time to figure out how. But it can be done.

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