Transitioning from the Standard American Diet (SAD) to a whole foods diet and lifestyle can seem difficult if not impossible. Work schedules, kids activities, appointments and everything else in our fast paced lives means that we really rely on convenience, especially when it comes to foods. With so many products on the market to help us put a hot meal on our table after a long day at the office, why wouldn’t we utilize them.
A History of Our Food
In the late 1940’s to early 1950’s American’s first saw the advent of “frozen meals” or convenience foods. At a time when our nation was in turmoil these foods were marketed to families who still wanted to be able to feed their families even when both parents had to join the work force. It made sense. But we started to lose something as more and more convenience foods hit the market- taste and nutrition.
Today, convenience foods are not only faster, but they are cheaper to purchase. Eating whole, natural and local foods has become less common and even taken on the appearance of being something that “wealthy people” do. But this does not have to be the case.
Transitioning to whole, local and natural foods can be done and can be accessible to everyone. Here we provide you with some tips and support to help you move into the right direction. It is a process and is never an “all or nothing.” Every step you take is a step closer to healing and improving your health and that of your families. The folks at Kickshaws are always around if you need a push in the right direction, some information or pointers to find a practiconer that can help you move forward.