Friday, March 26, 2010

Healthy Eating

So I know that I don't have a huge following, but I thought that I would blog about Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.  I was totally amazed and disgusted by how we eat and feed our kids here in the US.  BAck when I was in grad school, I had to write a grant.  My group wrote a grant to bring inner city kids to a farm in Maine  to show them where food comes from and how to eat healthy.  I was interested back then and that project got me even more interested in healthy eating.  Slowly, I have been learning about different ways of healthy eating. Most recently, I have started to totally decrease the amount of meat in my diet.  I would love to become a vegan, but I don't know if I could.  I am just happy with the fact that I very rarely eat red meat or even meat at all.  I still have eggs and dairy and sometimes eat salmon, but this is much more healthy than I have eaten in the past.  The biggest thing that I need to work on is eating less starchy carbs.  What I would love to do is go on a vegan/gluten free diet.  This is a difficult task for me as I am a self proclaimed crab addict.  I need to eat more fruits and veggies and less bread and fats.  I no longer drink coffee.  I drink tea and not that much.  I am loving my no coffee life and maybe if I can get to discontinuing bread from my life I'll feel the same way about bread as I do coffee.  Maybe I just need to do what I did with coffee, give up bread.  I may need to replace it with something else like I replaced coffee with tea.  That being said, I need to ensure that my kids eat healthy and that I teach them good habits.

My goal is to learn how to have healthy eating habits and plan healthy meals for me and my family.  I need to incorporate this into my lifestyle as well as the other healthy habits that I want to incorporate.  More on that in another blog.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there! I am here by way of the New England Network- I'm from Vermont. Had to comment on this post: you and I are so very similar! I just posted about my "revolution" a few days ago. I cut back hugely on our meat consumption too in my family. it's healthier for us and honestly, I can't handle what factories are doing to process and serve our meats. So glad to meet other like minded New Englanders :) TJ