Why Families Need Real Food

Do you need to find clarity about food? Don't stress it. I used to be the same way! I created this audio lesson to give you the foundation you need to get on the right track. Hope you enjoy!

 
 
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FREE MINI-CLASS:

Why FAMILIES Need Real Food More Than Anyone

Today I wanted to talk to you about real food, what that means, and how it is crucial to your family’s overall health. Plus, learn simple ways you can start adding more healthy food to your family’s diet.


STEP ONE: LISTEN TO THIS AUDIO LESSON

Press play below to listen to this audio lesson.

 
 
 

 STEP TWO: PAY ATTENTION TO ADVERTISING

In the next week or so, I want you to take a second and observe all of the food advertisements you see around you. Pay attention to any billboards you drive by, tv commercials on both kids and adult shows, look at the ads in the newspaper or in magazines, And pay attention to any ads popping up on Facebook, instagram, and any websites that you visit. 

Pay attention to all of these ads that we’re absorbing daily - What are they about? What are they trying to sell you? What’s the common thread that you notice between them? 

Kids on average see about 13 food ads targeted to them on television every single day. And kids are like sponges, they remember everything! (1)

Most children under 6 cannot distinguish between programming and advertising and children under age 8 do not understand the persuasive intent of advertising. (2)

And if your kids are spending time online, they are seeing far more advertising than most parents realize. Think about Youtube ads, or popular kids websites they visit. 

Basically it’s the same message being sent to us over and over again -  We are too busy so we need to use quick packaged foods to feed our families through quick snacks and easy meals.

The truth is that we’re not here by accident. In fact, we’re here by design. Marketing companies have been telling us for decades that our lives are so incredibly busy, and we just don’t have time to take care of ourselves by making a proper nutritious meal made from real food. Instead, we only have time to reach for the packaged processed foods to feed our families. In a way, I feel like they have trained us to feel a lack of confidence in the kitchen.

 

STEP THREE: Action Steps You can start DOING today

  1. Read every single ingredients list on anything you buy. This will help you distinguish between what is real food and what is processed foods. Also, pay attention to the amount of sugar in the nutrition facts label.

  2. Pay attention to what you’re currently eating regularly that is a processed foods. What are the crutches you’re using to get through the day? See what you have that has real food ingredients and what other foods you have that don’t. If your kids are old enough this is a great activity to do together so that they also start to get comfortable reading food labels.

  3. Buy more fruits and vegetables than you normally do next time you go grocery shopping, in particular, more vegetables. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Just buy something you want to try adding to your meals this week. These can be frozen or fresh. Just get more comfortable with buying them and using them in your meals. 

 

STEP FOUR: what’s next

Eating more real food is not about being perfect. You do not need to completely eliminate sugar from your family’s diet, or never have a plate of french fries again.

Instead, I recommend focusing on the 80/20 rule where your family eats 80% real food in your diet, and 20% fun stuff like french fries once in a while. But over time as you begin to eat more real food, you’ll notice that you’ll crave the processed foods less and less. And that’s because your tastes will begin to change. This is a normal part of the process but it definitely be harder to go through in the beginning.

NOW WHAT? If you would like someone to show you how exactly you can make this transition instead of figuring it all out on your own, you can join my program, where I’ll walk you through everything step-by-step and give you actionable assignments so that you know exactly what to do when and how to do it.


 
 
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