That is not normal folks.
I really overdid it over the holidays and stress has kept me going back to the sweets. This morning was a wake up call for me. This is real and I need to make some major changes. I've always had the attitude that of course we all need less sugar and processed food. Everyone knows we do. But I never cared much about it because I was always so healthy. But I'm not that healthy anymore. I married a guy who grew up eating hamburger helper and unfortunately I've started taking on these easy meal ideas.
I am feeling less depressed these days (yep, pretty sure it was SAD), but my anxiety is getting much worse. I LOATHE anxiety. I think medication is probably in order, but I don't want to just pop a pill forever. I want to feel healthy again. I want to be healthy again. That might help the anxiety or I might need to pills longer, but it's worth a shot, right?
I don't think just cutting out sugar will be enough. I think we need to finally make that lifestyle change. What I would love is to have a diet of mostly fruits and veggies, whole grains: corn, brown rice, whole wheat and the occasional meat. And not grain fed meat. Grass fed.
I've been researching a lot about where our food comes from and it's a bit scary. When you really start to learn what is happening to our food it's no wonder there's so much sickness in our society.
Obviously the biggest obstacle is money. Grass fed beef and free range chicken doesn't come cheap. But we shouldn't have that much meat anyway. Perhaps this is the way to stick to that. It's becoming more important to me than ever that my family starts growing much of its own food. Have any of you had success moving to a whole foods diet? What were the biggest drawbacks?