Choices for Health! Eating Real Food

By | April 2, 2013

Choices for Health! Eating Real Food

Are there choices for health? How are the choices we make changing our future health? Earlier today I read an article and in very simple terms the author was indicating that our choices are affecting our health. What do you feel about this?

For me I feel it is way more complicated than simply our choices. Now don’t get me wrong I think and believe that our choices are ultimately the deciding factor because how we choose is how we think.

Here is what I mean. We learn much about food, cooking, health, stress, exercise and all other important life skills as a child.  I grew up eating a lot of  spaghetti and meatballs.   We ate a lot of bread, pasta, potatoes.  Not much on the veggie, fruit end of foods.  In our family we were all fussy kids. It was a huge challenge for my mother to cook and make quality food around meals.  Now what I have learned in my studies is we might have been fussy and challenging because we weren’t eating foods that were the best for us.  In studying Metabolic Typing I learned I am a Protein Type.  Meaning I thrive eating more protein and fat in my diet.  As I kid I would not eat sandwiches at lunch.  I don’t thrive on pasta, bread, rice.  Yet I did not learn any of this until I was older.

So as I grew older (a young adult), not really having any skills in the kitchen the foods I would prepare for myself were mostly processed.  Again none of these food choices were positive for me.  Simply because these were the easiest for me to prepare.  It was my choice!  In hind site was it the best choice?  No!  At that time did I know better?  No!

I didn’t begin to learn about better health, wellness choices until I was in my 30’s!  And even then it took me a long time to completely change how I eat.  And yet when it comes to eating choices it seems there are always choices to improve, get better at.   You see that is the point of change.  It is a process.  Yet if one doesn’t know there are better choices how is it ever possible to change.  Even today I meet people who really have no idea how bad their food choices are!   ( I wrote a  blog post regarding the stages of change)

Now that is not a judgement simply a fact.  I was speaking with a relative the other day who has quite a few pounds to lose and was telling me about the foods of choice for the day.  I was explaining what might be cut out for a healthier lifestyle and it was completely overwhelming because that was not the place they were at.  Is that is a choice or a stage?

What I have noticed in my choices for health is now that we are eating 95% of all our food is purchased from our local farmers I feel like a different person. I feel better, and I am healing better than ever before! What food choices for health I am making are truly making a difference in my life.

You have heard the saying “You are what you eat?”  What choices are you making today when it comes to your health?  What is one thing you can change today that will create a positive long term impact for your better health?

Would be great to hear what your choices  for health are in comments section below. Let me know how I can help.

Talk soon,

Wendy Bottrell

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Choices for Health! Eating Real Food
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Choices for Health! Eating Real Food
We make choices everyday when it comes to health. How are your choices for health changing your future? Do your choices include real food cooked at home?

6 thoughts on “Choices for Health! Eating Real Food

  1. Dee

    I read somewhere once about the balance of “God made food”and “Man made food”. Simply speaking, I try to make 70% of my choices around “God made food”.

    I’m also conscious that the more sugar and its cousins I indulge in, the more I will want it, creating the horrendous vicious circle.

    Finally, it’s all in the mind – and that’s where choices are made, not on the dining table.

    Thanks for a interesting post and a wonderful day.


    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thanks for connecting Dee! Love your take on choices – “it’s all in the mind- not on the dining table”! Very true~ 🙂

  2. Anita-Clare Field

    I choose organic fruit and vegetable and meat. I do drink diet coke which is bad but again that’s a choice. Ying and Yang I guess 🙂

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thanks for sharing Anita-Clare! Organic is an awesome choice! Diet Coke is a highly toxic drink in fact it is a neuro toxin. When I found that Diet Coke is a neuro toxin that is when I stopped drinking it. Best Regards, Wendy

  3. Gail

    I’ve been making healthy choices for the last few months after losing around 28 pounds, and it’s had a great impact on my health and well being. I’m following the 80 / 20 rule: I try to be “good” 80% of the time and indulge just occasionally. But when I think back to my 20s and early 30s, some of my choices were terrible because you just think you’re invincible when you’re young!

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      I totally get your comments about thinking back to early 20-30’s. Thanks for connecting. Wendy 🙂


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