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Garbage In -Garbage Out

I read a lot about health and healthy eating precisely because you would never know it to look at me. I think there are two kinds of people: those that would give up food to avoid exercise and those who would increase their exercise to avoid giving up their food. So, from my opening sentence, which do you think I am?

Wrong! I do not want to eat healthier (which would mean eating less). I am looking for that one book or website that will finally convince me that that steaming, creamy bowl of starchy LOVE in my hand right now is killing me! I can not get it through my thick fat head that all my health issues are within my control. Drop the extra weight and I will not have issues with arthritis, memory, blood sugar, blood pressure, brain fog and depression.

Did you know that Alzheimer’s is now considered Diabetes 3? That’s how closely linked they are!

I am re-reading Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs and Sugar. In it, Dr. David Perlmutter explains how we might change our diet if we want to stop and reverse loss of brain function.

The book is interestingly written and scientifically supported. Please, check out the site and the book to learn about the links between gluten and Alzheimer’s, Autism, your cognitive abilities.

Don’t be fooled by food marketing tactics!

If you are interested in learning straight facts about the harmful ingredients in fast foods, packaged foods and even beauty products but in a more popular, less scientific sounding way (the evidence is still there), check out Food Babe. Sometimes she’s preachy, some times she’s pushy, sometimes she’s just plain scary, but Vani Hari is always cute as a button and her energy is contagious.


This Food Babe video is rather long but very inspiring.

SOLE (Sustainable, Organic, Local, and Ethical) food, traditional food, primal food, REAL food.

So, if breads are out, fast food is out and almost anything in a package is out, what else is there? Another very informative site is Food Renegade. As they say on the site food renegades are lovers of SOLE (Sustainable, Organic, Local, and Ethical) food, traditional food, primal food, REAL food, the list goes on. Because of their great writing I am making ultra-healthy bone broth in my crock pot over night every time I roast a chicken. Post on that will follow shortly.

If you have ever wondered when the US as a nation began eating engineered foods instead of fresh, real food watch this video from Food Renegade.

What sites do you find most helpful when trying to improve your mindset regarding food?

 

 

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8 comments on “Garbage In -Garbage Out

  1. FittyUpdike
    May 14, 2014

    I sooo needed this post right now! I’ve been totally researching food ever since my daughter was diagnosed with multiple food allergies when she was 18 months old. And I swear to this day that it has something to do with processed foods and GMO’s. Because it just doesn’t make sense. And for myself as well… headaches… stomach aches… My mother and I did an elimination diet a while back to see what the bad triggers were… and you just reminded me that I need to get back to this and take care of my family by not feeding them all this garbage! And it’s so hard to get straight answers about anything! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • andreazjensen
      May 14, 2014

      I am so glad you enjoyed it. I really think food is the key. If you get the chance read Grain Brain, it is an eye-opener.

  2. y. prior
    May 14, 2014

    I do not have time to watch the videos right now – but found this post very interesting. thanks…

  3. EAT ALL FRESH
    May 14, 2014

    A good post overall. Very well explained and videos were great to explain what you were talking about. Thanks for this wonderful share 🙂

  4. Taryn
    May 18, 2014

    I’ve spent the last three years reading about healthy eating for the exact same reasons. I think I’m finally convinced. Now I have to convince my family that these sudden changes are for the best!

    • andreazjensen
      May 19, 2014

      This is great to hear!
      I have struggled with and mostly lost the battle with restraint when I prepare starches for my girls. I can make it through dinner and not eat them until I am alone in the kitchen cleaning up. Then one day I thought, if starches are bad for adults, why am I giving them to the kids? Do you know what? They hardly miss them. Also, for some reason they don’t like salads but they will eat cucumber, carrot and peppers cut into sticks without question.

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