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5 Responses to Five Ways to Start Eating Naturally

  1. Jenn Collins @ Monkey Butt Junction  

    Really good advice, especially that part about “going on a diet.” Mindset is half the battle, I think.

    I need to be better about the dirty dozen when I shop. The link in your post has a printable guide to keep in your wallet, and I think I’ll do that.

    One thing that has helped me tremendously too is to make a meal plan and shopping list for each weeknight. It saves me from going “I don’t know what to make” and then taking the easy way out by making something processed.

    • Acacia @ Fingerpaint & Superheroes

      Meal plans and shopping lists are an excellent tool! I use them to keep us on budget and eating healthy, especially on those busy nights when I wouldn’t otherwise know what to fix. I also try to plan at least one or two meals that are “easy” meals for those nights I don’t feel like or have time for something larger.

  2. Kelly  

    Love this!

    I am currently trying to go one week without eating processed foods (with a few exceptions…and I’m on day 2!).

    Your number one is the one I have to keep reminding myself over and over again. I have 30 years of bad eating habits behind me, and a tendency to want instant change – as well as getting thrown off by upsets.

    I’m doing it differently this time – taking one step at a time, choosing real foods as much as possible, and being motivated by the most important little person in the world (to me anyway! 🙂

    Thanks for the encouraging advice!

    • Acacia @ Fingerpaint & Superheroes

      You are so welcome, Kelly. It is so tough sometimes to feel like you are making a difference (taking it slowly) when we are constantly bombarded by messages about getting slim quick, etc. by the media.

      Good luck on your journey towards natural eating! I encourage you to get your little one started helping you out in the kitchen, too. It will give you both a chance to connect and create a nourishing, healthy relationship with food. Check out my blog (www.fingerpaintsuperheroes.blogspot.com) for a feature I do called “Kids in the Kitchen” for recipes and ideas.

  3. Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama  

    Excellent advice! I’ve really been trying to do all of these things.