Eating Organic Food is Crazy!

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Anybody out there feel like people think you are crazy because you chose to change your lifestyle when it comes to living organically as possible? When my family and I first started this journey, we definitely got looks and questions, and mainly from relatives. It seemed that we were labeled as snobs  from others because we chose to change our lifestyle.  Though it did not hamper us from transitioning to an organic lifestyle, it definitely was an experience feeling like we had to yield to interrogations as to why. What I have learned since then, and I hope to encourage you if you are experiencing that with relatives is, you do not have to make explanations for anyone. The journey was pretty difficult for us to navigate in the beginning because we had…
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Please, Not Another Diet!

Please, Not Another Diet!

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I have bounced around trying to lose weight most of my 20’s by dieting. No matter how hard I tried, it seemed that the scale would not move. I was unhappy with not only my weight, but it also affected my self-esteem. I would have never imagined having to shop for size 12 in clothing, especially since I seemed to not be able to move past a size 2 in my teenage years.  The reason I gained the weight was that I would give in to every craving I wanted, which was mainly chocolate. Unfortunately, I did not realize what (the ingredients) I was putting in my body. I barely drank water, always ate white bread and white rice, and fast food was my thing! It was not until 2012 that I…
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Never Looking Back

Never Looking Back

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It was in 2012, after watching Food Inc. that I became aware of the craziness with the food industry in America. I was in total shock when they revealed what our government has allowed to be sold as food and even healthy foods. My husband and I decided to immediately change the way we ate. It was definitely a process and it seemed difficult at times, but we were determined to ensure we ate the healthiest as we possibly could. Living in a small town in the South did not make the transition easy for us. After researching blogs, learning about Whole Foods Market and other health food stores, we transitioned to consuming mostly organic items, with the exception of a few produce that is listed on the Clean 15…
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