The other day I had a babysitter over and she asked me a funny question. She said "I hope you don't mind me asking, but why do you buy all this organic/raw food?" I stopped to think for a second. Usually in these situations I try to do a quick 10 second evaluation on what the person asking me is really ready to hear. I can have some pretty intense and long answers, which some listeners are not expecting. In her case, I knew that I had to keep the answer simple and practical. I quickly responded: "The reason is because 90% of the food we eat outside the home is not organic/raw, so I want to make sure that everything we eat inside the home is organic and healthy. We don't eat out that much, and when we do I don't have to worry about the quality -thanks to the fact that I know that the boys are being well nourished and properly fed at home. " Of course I didn't mention that when we eat out I often bring all my little home-made treats along with me in the car....like I said sometimes it is just little steps. I knew that she was not looking for a very detailed explanation about the health benefits of eating/raw organic, just a practical one. If I can influence one teenager to stop eating junk food at home or school I believe that I have made a difference. She always thanks me for having a nutritious meal to eat, not a frozen pizza or fast food like other families she babysits for. Change happens one person at a time!
Nutrition is a journey, not a destination. All of our stories are different, starting with how we were fed as children. I have learned time and time again that we can not control the past, just the future. Today is what matters most. That is why you should eat Organic/raw today :)
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