Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Real Food Challenge 2012

Today is the first day of our month-long “real food” challenge. As a family, we are cutting out processed food completely - no fast food, refined grains, preservatives, artificial ingredients, etc. No more factory food! After a long day of the work and commute shuffle, it is so tempting to open a box, push a button and BING: dinner’s ready.

I want to know (and be able to pronounce) every ingredient that my family eats. Heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer – four of the top ten chronic diseases that kill most of us can be traced directly to the industrialization of our food.

"but i removed the pink slime! where are you going?"

I hope to prove to myself that the extra effort and time is worth it – not just to our health but the quality of life overall. Healthy food can taste delicious! No shortcuts this month.