What does your fridge look like? How about your pantry? Let’s get real. Is it full of healthy foods or food that you wouldn’t want to admit you’ve been eating? Or maybe you’re like me and your fridge is nearly empty! It’s time to go shopping.
Transitioning to a real food diet can be hard. If it were easy, there would be fewer health problems and a significantly lower rate of obesity in America
STEP BY STEP
Step 1: Clean Out Your Pantry - Get rid of junky junk-foods. (Yes that means the pop tarts, cereals with more than 5g of sugar and cookies.)
Step 2: Clean Out Your Fridge - Toss out of date and junky-junk foods. (Yes, this means the yoplait yogurt, the velveeta cheese slices and the lunch meat with preservatives)
Step 3: Clean Out Your Freezer - Toss stuff you can’t recognize, stuff with a
paragraph of ingredients, and all the junky-junk. (popsicles with food coloring are the top offender)
Step 4: Clean out your spice rack - Get rid of spice blends that contain monosodium
glutamate (MSG), food colorings, sugar, and anything with the words hydrogenated.
Step 5: Print out the Dirty Dozen Shopping List
Step 6: Brush up your label reading skills
Step 7: Prepare your strategy: Think about healthy meals look like and what you feel
comfortable preparing. Try not to dream plan, be realistic!
Step 8: Prepare a menu plan and grocery list or have someone else do that work
(make sure to plan for your spices)
Step 9: Go Shopping! Avoid the middle aisles, at least skip the cookie, candy, chips, ice
cream, and canned soups aisles.
Congratulations! You’ve made it through the first nine steps!
Download the Dirty Dozen Shopping List here!
(adapted from from thatorganicmom.com)