Change is hard.
Its no secret that our country is doing its best to change its old ways of looking at food and nutrition.
When the new food “pyramid” came out I was encouraged. Its simple, it makes sense and it shows people at a glance how one can look at their own plate to see how it stacks up to a healthy lifestyle. I won’t get into the arguments about the glass of milk sticking off to the side; that’s for another debate, but what I will say is that its a step in the right direction and for most people, change begins with just a single step.
For me, eating nutritionally and going vegetarian was a journey, a process and something I thought about and researched for a very long time before taking the plunge. If you are in the midst of wanting to make a change in your eating, I would encourage you to take a first step.
Are you addicted to junk food? Is your house full of convenience items and microwave meals? Is fast food a weekly occurrence? Then take the first step of getting the junk food out of the house, start to read labels and start replacing the items in your pantry with foods with fewer than 5 ingredients. Can’t pronounce it? Don’t buy it!
Set some goals to go meat free one night a week, then stretch it to two nights and so on.
Buy a new cookbook that will inspire you and make a goal to cook from it at least one night a week.
And just start cooking.
I will be doing a series of posts about making this transition and I hope you will give me feedback and questions you have about how to do it. I only set out to be a vegetarian for 30 days.
That was almost 2 years ago. Its amazing what change can do.