I'm taking a stance, because it's something that I believe in, and I kind of want to do a blog-makeover for it.
I've had this blog for over a year now - and it's detailed my experimentation with paleo when paleo was pretty new to the scene, it's detailed a crazy/joyful/tragic/wild year of my life and how I've *FINALLY* learned how to deal with intense emotions (either joy or sorrow or anything in between) without food.
But I feel like I need more of a direction, I need to be passionate about something if I am going to continue to blog all of the time.
And I am passionate about clean eating. I don't care what "diet" you follow, I am a firm believer that your overall health (and in direct correlation, your weight) is negatively affected by consuming ANY processed foods or chemicals.
They're out of my life. This house is clean (aside from my roommate's food, which we don't eat, so technically *our* house is clean) of processed food - you will never find a bag of chips, a package of oreos, deli meat, hot dogs, any refined flours/sugars AT ALL.
And my health and energy and weight control has never been better.
It's absurd that we feed our kids cereals with ingredients we can't pronounce. It's INSANE that we feel like we "deserve" junk food like combos or slim jims.
I'm taking a stand here. This has to stop. It's not okay.
Another reason why is this article: Processed Meats Declared Too Dangerous For Human Consumption.
Get the processed crap OUT of your houses, out of your mouths, and off your minds.
Eat organic (or the clean 15) vegetables and fruits, nuts, vegetarian fed chickens and their eggs, grass fed meats, organic dairy (super important to go organic here if you have dairy.... so many antibiotics and crap in there).
Leave the chemicals, the antibiotics, the growth hormones, the UNRECOGNIZABLE substances out of the equation. They are changing us at a cellular level. They are killing us and our children. I am being melodramatic because it's important. There is no wiggle room here.
So, yeah. That's my stance. Expect to hear more from me on these matters.
I won't be the person that comments on other blogs telling them to lay off the lean cuisines or the low fat snacks or the soy-based diet meals (don't even get me started on soy right now!)... even though I feel very strongly that items like that should not be part of a healthy lifestyle. I will not force these ideas on other people. But if anyone wants to read this blog, just know that this is my opinion, I feel passionately about it, and believe there needs to be some intense change in this world of ours.