Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Whole Foods=Whole Paycheck

Today I went to Whole Foods to recharge my original motivation to eat better.  AND DAMN! I went way over my food budget and only got four bags of groceries!!! It hurt a little, I'm not gonna lie. Needless to say, I can't shop there every time and it really sucks that eating well, clean, and humane costs so frickin' much.

I'd say that for the last 5-10 years I have been slowly becoming more and more concerned with what I ate, and where it came from.  This was a slow process as I was a proponent of ignorance being bliss.  I slowly dabbled in literature and documentaries on the topic of food welfare, and what mass consumerism has done to the food industry.  But like I said, I sort of watched it will one eye open.  Its pretty overwhelming. And its pretty disgusting.  I knew that I couldn't continue ignoring what I was being exposed to.

Now as a meat lover, I knew eliminating that from my diet and my families wasn't an option.  So on to plan B.  I've started slow. I try to buy only grass fed beef. (watch the video posted below and you will see why) Now ONLY is big word.  I do get lazy and when I don't hit up a grocer that carries grass fed, I go for the next best thing, "organic", which doesn't really mean a lot, but I suppose it cushions the blow. Also, I try to only buy organic dairy products.  When you learn about all the hormones pumped in to our cows, you cant help but reconsider your dairy sources. Of course, I haven't gotten around to buying organic ice cream, but I do know Ben and Jerry's does a great job using organic cows :).

If you haven't watched it yet, check it out.  takepart.com/foodinc  What I like about this documentary is that it's not all in your face and trying to shock you with gore and horrific images.  It just states facts, and it's a game changer.

Oh, and something I tell myself....Its progress not perfection.  Doing a little is better than doing noting at all, right?


  1. Food inc. is an EXCELLENT documentary that everyone should watch! I even went vegan for a while after watching it, because I was so grossed out!

    A book titled "Skinny Bitch" was also very informative about issues with the food industry. Quick/easy read. :)

    Buying food that is healthy is costly...however,there are ways to save some money, like by starting a garden or buying directly from local farmer's markets.

    It takes extra work (and money), but stick with it... & who knows, maybe someday our wallets won't be punished for our desire to eat healthy ;)

    Take care!
    --Alexis Marie http://journey2milfhood.blogspot.com/

  2. Thanks for the comment Alexis. I've heard Skinny Bitch is a good book and resource. I'll have to check it out!