Ahhhh, crappy food from my childhood.
Soooo bad, yet it tasted so good!
What did you eat as a kid?
I remember slumber parties and movie nights where we devoured bags of Oreo Cookies, Cheez Whiz, Dominoes Pizzas and Doritos. I can still see the orange dust that Cheetos left on my fingers.
Good thing I had Coca Cola to wash it all down.
Coke was my water of choice. A Pepsi fan, I was not. (Even if Michael Jackson was the spokesperson.)
My body can’t handle it anymore.
Yesterday, at the movie theater we splurged and bought the big popcorn/soda combo. Three sips into it I was sick. I could feel the soda rushing through my digestive track, seeping into my bloodstream.
My kid-self never thought this day would arrive.
I am one of those people. I can no longer stuff my face with kid-food. For that matter, I can barely stay awake for Saturday Night Live.
I guess part of this is growing up, part is being more aware of what goes into my body, and the biggest part is caring more.
These are good signs.
Personal proof that I have been eating nutritious, whole foods that are fresh, unprocessed, home-made and G.O.O.D. for me. (I’m even learning to cook some of these things!)
When I was little, I never would have guessed I would crave kale.
C’mon, I wanted to eat Marshmallow Peeps all day.
I also wanted to change the world.
It seemed like a very reasonable thing to do for the inevitable “when I grow up” stage of life. So imagine my relief when I read this article by Dr. Mark Hyman.
Looks like there is still time to change the world.
All you need is a fork. And believe me that costs less than a soda at the movie theater.
Here is what Dr. Mark Hyman has to say:
Common sense and scientific research lead us to the conclusion that if we want healthy bodies we must put the right raw materials in them: real; whole; local; fresh; unadulterated; unprocessed; and chemical-, hormone-, and antibiotic-free food. There is no role for foreign molecules such as trans fats and high-fructose corn syrup, or for industrially developed and processed food that interferes with our biology at every level.
That is why I believe the most important and the most powerful tool you have to change your health and the world is your fork.
Makes sense to me!
Click here to read the rest of Dr. Hyman’s article How Eating at Home Can Save Your Life.