With so many diet books and food packaging claims competing for our attention today, how are we to know anymore what to buy and what not to buy? Grocery shopping has become an advanced degree program in gluten-free, dairy-free, fat-free, sugar-free, Keto, Paleo, Whole 30, clean, and vegan cooking.
Allow me to simplify.
The next time you stand scanning novella-sized ingredient lists, ask yourself if you could go out into nature and find this product and then ready it with little to no preparation.
If the answer is yes, and you love it, throw it in the cart.
Your body needs food to thrive. It needs real food, food that was grown rather than created. Hat tip to Michael Pollan here for the guideline to eat food, not too much, mostly plants (although you know I am going to recommend eating only plants). Your body does not need preservatives or colors or artificial flavors to survive. You are not a sugar-coated kids’ cereal that comes with a prize. Your body needs an apple, a little rice, and some carrots now and then.
Also, feed your soul. Stop forcing yourself to consume foods you hate. I had someone once tell me he could never go vegan because he did not care for tofu. Well, I told him, stay away from tofu.
Eat food, beautiful food, lots of plants.
Happy broccoli hunting, and have a great rest of your day!