Let’s start with food! Everyone needs to eat. What we choose to eat is up to us. Money 💰 helps determine how we think about food. Right or wrong, it plays a part! It is not up to me to tell you what is right for you. It is up to me to share what I have learned over the years.
One reason to pick the best food I can is to become and stay healthy. Just like everything in our lives–money, religion,food–family plays its part. My mother and father were from “farming” cultures. Poland and Ireland. Heavy foods that stretched. Both were from dysfunctional homes. Food was not a priority to be healthy. Meals were just meals. I did not learn to cook until I taught myself. Enough said. At the age of 24, I had an emergency gall bladder removal. The history was repeated with one of my siblings. That began healthier eating. But food became an obsession with a colonoscopy episode many years later. I do not want to get into the medical practices in the United States, other than to say that food should be our medicine, not medicine our food. Step by step, I eat organic as much as possible. I believe that my body is the only home I will ever have, and it is mine to care for.
I will not eat chicken. I went through hypnosis to remove soda from my life. I rarely drink alcohol. I filter all my water. I do not eat wheat products regularly. I do not use the microwave; do not even have one. I buy organic through the local IGA, the Oberlin Farmer’s Market, Heinen’s, Trader Joe’s, picking and choosing as I go. The only meat 🍖 I eat comes from Trader Joe’s. It is not cheap, but it is the highest quality for the money. And, as this is important–upon the advice of my holistic practitioner, I eat only between 9 and 16 ounces per week. Figure that out to be 2-3 ounces per 7 main meals. I no longer crave meat. I no longer crave sugar. I eat what I view as needed by my body, and my body knows what it needs since I have removed most processed products, all GMO produce and products, sugars, from my daily eating. Enough about what I do.
What do you do to be personally sustainable with food, the fuel you need to live?
I do want to close with the thought that how we treat our bodies reflects the state of our self esteem. How do we value our self worth? This is where money comes into play. Think: you can spend the money to eat healthy now OR you can spend more money on health-related issues in the future.
Stay tuned for more on how to eat healthy without going broke!