Despite these challenges I feel I like I can go no further with my own health with out also trying to make some changes about the culture of eating in our home. When contemplating making changes, I also have to consider that it is important for me to stay grounded and down-to-earth. Because let’s face it, we live in a world full of processed foods and sugar and I don’t want to be that mom who’s kids go crazy when they see sugar cause they are never allowed to have it! I know we cannot go from a place of no boundaries with sugar and processed foods to an organic whole foods family over night. I know if I push too hard I will be met with a whole lot of resistance.
When it comes to my children I have a responsibility to set boundaries for them in all areas, including those related to their physical health. Growing up, I believe I learned very little about boundaries. I am at a bit of a disadvantage when it comes to knowing how to set healthy boundaries for my kids. The important thing is that I have started to model a healthy relationship with food and my body, which is absolutely essential in helping them do the same. In addition to modeling, it may be time to start making some healthy boundaries around food in our home. I have to remind myself to take one step at a time; small changes can make a big impact. I am confident that as long as these boundaries are based in love and not fear they will impact my family in positive ways.
or more info about my new way of eating....check out Mark's Daily Apple or read The Primal BluePrint By Mark Sisson.