Saturday, August 7, 2010
been doing a lot of thinking lately. my friend trudy always brings my attention to the latest and greatest. she recently introduced me to "green smoothie girl" and let me borrow some audio files of her program called "12 steps to whole foods". thinking about taking the majority of your diet and changing almost everything seems a bit overwhelming. especially if you are a mom. however i really enjoyed listening to robyn, she does a great job putting everything into baby steps. and really it is much easier when you start small. i am still learning and not quite sure how extreme i want to be... however i do find myself thinking a lot about what i put in my body. even just her first step is worth doing (in my opinion), which is to drink her green smoothie daily. a quart of her smoothie gives you 6 servings of fruits/vegs (love that!!!). here is her article on why she loves green smoothies so much. i've gradually started changing things like buying a lot more greens (robyn says to make salads the main course of your meals and i love that idea), we've been using chia seeds for a while and buying kefir occasionally. i did just buy some all natural coconut oil and i'm excited to use that for all the different ways robyn suggests. on top of being influenced by her, grant and i also watched "food inc" last week (check out their site! at least watch the trailer). i loved every minute and watched it again the next day. i think we consider ourselves to be pretty middle of the road types and that is one reason why i enjoyed this movie. i felt that i could see different angles of things, i didn't feel we were being too bombarded with this view or that and i just took the information for what it was. while i think most people think the movie will just gross them out and make them want to become vegetarian (my dad)(still trying to get him to watch it :).... i actually think i learned more about our food industry and really just how corrupt it is. anyway i don't know if a lot of people have watched it, but i do recommend it and think it's great to educate ourselves a little more on what we eat and how it gets to us.