Lifelong changes are gradual. If you want to be successful in feeding your family less processed foods, more from scratch meals, less sugar, and more fruits and vegetables; you need to ease into the transition. Now for some people it may be all or nothing and that is okay. You have to do what works for you and your family.
For me, eating organic, homemade, whole food meals has been a process over the last 10 years. I took gradual steps and they have been lasting steps. Certain things I just haven’t gone back to and don’t care to go back to. Even when I have “cheat” days or “cheat” moments; I don’t really think of it as cheating. I don’t cheat in life. I make different choices on different days. Plain and simple. I am always searching for the balance between feeding my children as healthy as I possibly can and facing the reality that we live in a society saturated in sugar. It is difficult to know when to rein it in and when to let it go.
Despite my passion for nutrition, I struggle like all of you to find the balance. Every day is a day I have to make a choice for myself and my family. Will the food I consume be used to heal our bodies or harm our bodies? When I ask myself a question in those terms, it is much easier to come up with the answer; unless it is a chocolate tart, in which case, it is game over! Just kidding… kind of!
The point of my message today – Don’t aim for perfection. Aim for better!
For more ideas on healthy eating, check out the recipes section of my website.