My name is Julie.
I am a Vegetarian who eats beef, chicken and fish.
I eat gluten-free (french baguettes and cookies don't count).
I make everything from scratch ... except when I'm tired or really really like something.
I am a Not-so-Perfect clean eater.
Two and half years ago, I began noticing food labels and craziness ensued. I cut out sugar and processed food, threw out everything white, made everything from scratch... and drove myself AND my family completely bonkers.
I found great resources to help me eat clean, but sometimes it felt like it was never enough.
The reality is:
- Most of us share a home with family members who don't share our food philosophy.
- We wish we could afford more organic food.
- We have little time to make everything from scratch.
- We don't live on or near a farm.
- We like french baguettes made with white flour.
- Some of us might even sneak through the McDonald's drive-thru.
Can you relate? My goal is to simply share with you how to:
- Find better packaged convenience foods
- Do your best when eating out in restaurants and coffee shops
- Tackle reading trendy "health food" labels
- Locate affordable and convenient places to shop
- and much more
I live in a very diverse family. My husband is naturally healthy and loves salad, pop and candy. My 17 year old son thinks "clean eating" is just a giant conspiracy against his favorite cereal and pop manufacturers. My 22 year old tries to eat as healthy as possible, but struggles with lack of time. And me? I am the product of 25 years of dieting. I've struggled with obesity and health problems my whole life. But, In 2012 I began eating low sugar. Although my progress is slow, this year I reversed my pre-diabetes! My goal is to simply do my best, eat in moderation, and eat as naturally as possible. Isn't that a novel idea?
Just Eat More Naturally
I hope you never feel judged or overwhelmed here. I am far from perfect and I hope you can relate. I'm not a doctor or nutritionist. I won't pretend to be a great cook, and I won't be amazing you with my photography. All I am is a hunter and gatherer of information... oh, and I'll try most things once. I hope this "talent" of mine can help YOU find easier and more affordable ways to just Eat More Naturally :)
PS. I am not a doctor or a nutritionist. Before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle, you should consult with your doctor. You know...have internet smarts!