If it is you’re probably trying to do too much too fast.
When it comes to making the transition, slow and steady is often more sustainable than fast and furious.
While I’m all for super healthy eating I can tell you I’m still cleaning out my kitchen.
It’s a journey
There are still items in our cupboards and fridge I want gone- I’m pretty drastic about getting rid of everything I think is unhealthy, but it’s a process with my family. And that’s OK because the transition is happening at a pace that allows us to all be on the same page about what we’re consuming. That buy-in from everyone in the household, especially among the grown-ups, matters a lot. I explain to my children why it’s best we don’t eat this or that. And if they do have a sweet here and potato chip there with friends I don’t get all twisted about it- We’re all on a journey.
What about going organic?
Organic food is, hands down, far better- but even if you’re not able to do the whole organic thing at the moment just eating more fresh fruit and veg, bought from a regular store, is FAR better than eating processed stuff that comes out of boxes and packets.
There was a time my husband and I did a coffee enema/juicing detox week where most of the food we used was not organic. At the time we just did with what we had and we still saw amazing results.
The power of starting
Folks sometimes put off healthy eating because they want to do it perfectly in one go. They feel they need to do a drastic sweep of their kitchen and get on the “health” wagon full on. Truth is, if you wait for that to happen you might never do it. Starting small is at least a start. Don’t underestimate the power of just starting.
Small steps matter
It’s taken us a long time to get our kitchen to being about 80-85% cleaned out. Even for us it’s still a process. But just the small changes we’ve made along the way- one change every now and then, has culminated in much healthier living overall for us.
Slow and steady. As long as you’re making those changes- good on You. You and the ones You love will enjoy the benefits of even the slightest changes.