Update on the Real Food Challenges
We are still a go for next Sunday (Feb 2nd) at 1 pm for the Real Food Challenge Nutritional Talk. Next weeks blog will layout the Challenge Guidelines for those participating, but the talk is open to everyone and anyone who wants to learn more about food and how it impacts their health. We will also be doing a recipe share to show the newcomers meals that are easy and delicious. I encourage people to bring some paleo meals to share and give ideas to other members, but it’s not mandatory. Post on the facebook site if you have any topics you would like me to cover as well.
I’ve had some great chats with other new fathers recently. Every parent knows that there are numerous sacrifices one makes when raising children, such as less sleep, less money, vanishing hobbies, etc. Our families health takes the top priority and this means certain sacrifices to try to eat the highest quality foods. So for us it means no cable (I don’t even own a tv), going out for dinner and shows less, for example. But quality real food will always be a priority for us. I am not saying every meal must be grassfed steak or wild caught arctic char (the best fish by far), but we aren’t doing the “no name” mystery meats.
Feeding ourselves the best foods possible for what we can afford is the best investment you can make for your health. If your healthy, you’re more likely to be a better dad or mom, a better partner, and best of all, happy!
There are a lot of things we all could be doing to help keep the best foods in our fridges for our families. You could walk to work to save gas, down grade your cell phone plan, buy meats on sale and freeze a bunch, join a local CSA with a friend ( you will save a lot of $ on grassfed meat that way), or cancel your cable (you don’t need to watch the bachelor, trust me-Sarah Pain says you can get it online for free anyway!). I’ll share a lot more budge tips for eating paleo at the talk next week too.
In previous generations, the majority of our income went to feeding ourselves, now it goes to toys and things like iPhones. Let’s get back to basics and start teaching others that how we treat our bodies with real foods is the first step to true wellness and happiness.