You may have heard the saying it's better to "Eat to Live" than to "Live to Eat." In a world full of impulse eating, artificial and processed foods, it can be challenging to make the right food choices each day. The following is my food philosophy. As you create your journey, I would love to hear more about the choices that guide you to "Live Fit!"
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."-- Hippocrates
FOOD GUIDE (MY FOOD PHILOSOPHY)
Grown without pesticides and chemical fertilizers (organic foods fit this description, but so do some non-organic foods)
Not genetically modified
Contains no added growth hormones, antibiotics, or other drugs
Does not contain artificial anything, nor any preservatives (for fresh produce, you can now add the presence of MAP coatings or 'edible packaging')
Fresh (if you have to choose between wilted organic produce or fresh conventional produce, the latter may be the better option)
Did not come from a confined animal feeding operation (CAFO aka factory farm)
Grown with the laws of nature in mind (meaning animals are fed their native diets, not a mix of grains and animal byproducts, and have free-range access to the outdoors)
Grown in a sustainable way (using minimal amounts of water, protecting the soil from burnout, and turning animal wastes into natural fertilizers instead of environmental pollutants
Source: Mercola.com. Article: Sidestep These Veggies-Even if They're Organic
Disclaimer: This blog is intended to share a journey of living fit. The information posted are not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any condition, disease, or ailment. Please consult your physician first before making changes to your diet and/or starting any exercise program. CORE Fitness is a whole foods & fitness concept that embraces all that is delicious & nutritious.