I posted this link on my Facebook page and it started a discussion that I felt I could better address on here.
“What does this picture tell you? My doctor has had this “processed food” on her counter ever since 2010 and 2011 respectively. I asked her why she had it out, she stated “to show people what they are putting into their bodies”. This is man-made “processed food”, not real food. Over time real food will decay, grow mold and produce a decomposing odor. This “processed food” has not done any of that, matter of fact it has kept it’s original size, shape and texture. Your body has to work harder to breakdown and digest this stuff over real food.”
I have my opinions and others have theirs. I’m not always right and I’m not telling anyone that they are wrong, but this is how I feel. And it works for us. I don’t want anyone to take it the wrong way, but I feel like I need to share my view on it. No one is a bad person for eating unhealthy. I don’t look down on people for not eating the way I do, but I don’t want others to think I’m a snob for eating a certain way either. It seems like vegetarians and vegans get a lot of flack and its a touchy subject with some people. So no bad feelings, just open thoughts.
I’m not saying if you eat fast food you’re going to be un-happy. There is a balance to everything. Eating good food, thinking good thoughts, good people around you, being good to your body and right with God… I feel like God/Creator (whomever you believe in, not trying to make this a religious thing exactly..) gave us seeds to plant in the ground and to grow delicious food to put in our bodies. I feel like eating bad things is a big let down to the whole system of things. We can do better! And that we should be taking good care of the bodies God gave us. McDonalds is definitely not manna from heaven. LOL I think about people throwing fits about tattoos and piercings, saying people aren’t treating their temple (body) in a Godly manner. I have no problems w/ tattoos and those things. I think that is sort of my thinking though when it comes to food and God. I want to take good care of my body and mind. I kept reading things about the clarity that people experience when they eat well and their mind isn’t in a fog. I kept reading about it and wanted to feel that way too. That was a big reason I started eating even better these past few months. Seems like it’s helped me get my priorities right, figuring myself out and getting right with God, purging the stuff that is taking up too much of my life. Getting the right people in my life. I’m not telling you that eating good food will put you right with God. Just that I felt like I was being true to myself and who God wants me to be. I’ve been reading a lot about the food that goes into our bodies and what it does to us. It seems like I have a clearer mind. I’m not perfect, I’m not ever going to be. Just trying to do my best and what I feel like is best for my kids. I like to cook with them and make them smell the fruit and veggies we’re cooking. Close their eyes and taste the delicious flavors. I love to cook and I hope they will grow up to love cooking too. I feel like I’m cheating them if we get unhealthy food. I don’t feel good about it. We’ve come a long way at our house, and I’ve learned a lot about food these past few years. I’m learning new things everyday and not saying a certain way is the right way, but it’s working for us. I want to help others find their way and take care of themselves. I want the people around me to be happy, healthy and around for years to come.