I don’t know about you, but fitness is the first thing to get cut from my schedule when I get busy. I value the benefit of a healthy and active lifestyle, but I have never been what you would call an athletic person. Getting myself motivated to exercise is something I have to work hard at to attain. I could find a million other things I would rather be doing, and the conditions have to be perfect for me to stick to a fitness routine.
If you recently jumped on the clean-eating train, you may not know that many of the items needed in order to “eat clean” were very hard to find in the early days of this movement. If you didn’t live near a health food store, you might be out of luck because many regular grocery stores didn’t carry the recommended ingredients necessary for everyday cooking. Clean eating is now catching on as a trend, which is good for those of us who choose to eat this way because it drives the cost down and allows for those once rare ingredients to become more commonplace.
When a cold strikes, I want shut out the rest of the world and curl up on the couch with a warm blanket and a box of tissues. Unfortunately, life doesn’t stop for the common cold. Over the counter medications don’t typically work for me, and nothing is more irritating than a stuffy nose.
Are you intimidated by the clean eating movement?
When I began my clean eating journey more than five years ago, I was overwhelmed by the amount of information I encountered when doing my research.
The concept as a whole is really quite simple – eat the food that God provided for us, and eat it in the manner that He intended.
Before clean eating was trendy, I had to learn about it the hard way. When I turned 30, I got sick. The kind of sick where I couldn’t get out of bed, and no one – not even my doctor – could tell me what was wrong.
I had debilitating stomach pain, and I couldn’t eat. My doctor ran all sorts of tests, yet still could not find a diagnosis.