Welcome to Real Food Reality – Intro to RFR Community
No matter the reason for your visit—lose weight, feel better, increase energy, sleep better, take back your health—we could all benefit from ditching processed foods and focusing entirely on real foods. If you are anything like me and my family, that’s easier said than done and it doesn’t seem very appealing at first. With simple steps, I will show you that switching to a real food lifestyle can be easier than you think and you can get to feeling better than you thought was possible.
Before we get any further, let me start by being completely open and honest with who I’m not. I’m not a health care professional or a dietitian. I am a busy, working mom and a wife with not enough time to spend on other things like blogs (so I thought) until one day my husband was diagnosed with the big “C” – CANCER, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma to be exact. You probably know family and friends who have suffered from this, as well. It’s a growing epidemic. In fact, my mother passed away at the early age of 54 from breast cancer and my brother successfully conquered Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in his 30’s.
Right now, you’re probably wondering—Where in the world do you live so I can avoid that place!?! Well what I’ve learned from endlessly searching the internet during Robert’s grueling (up to 8 hours) chemo treatments, is that cancer (and other medical conditions both large and small) can happen to anyone, from anyplace, if given the right environment. The key is knowing what that environment is so you can try to avoid it. Consider me to be a curator and communicator of information so that you don’t have to do the research yourself. If given the opportunity, I would love share what I’ve learned through various resources and personal experiences (both good and bad) so that you can improve your life and hopefully avoid the things that we’ve experienced.
What Type of Foods Can I Eat?
Simply put, real food meals are home-cooked meals. We like to say that we eat a Thanksgiving-style meal almost every day—Garlic Roasted Chicken, Buttered Green Beans and Petite Peas, and Butter-glazed Sweet Potato Bites. And for my Hawaiian friends, how about a Loco Moco constructed of a bed of Jasmine rice, topped with a bacon and onion stuffed burger and pastured eggs delicately layered on top?
Don’t be alarmed by the work “cooked,” either. You don’t need to know how to cook well in order to be successful at this. If you can boil water or put food into the oven, you’ll do just fine. And I don’t want you to have the impression that cooking these meals will take a long time. I figured out how to streamline dinner. Remember, I’m a busy working mom with two boys with after-school activities. In fact, dinner last night took me only 30 minutes. Overall, our food philosophy is to strive to eat foods that aren’t inflammatory. Don’t worry if you don’t know what that means yet. Stick with me and I’ll hold your hand, one step at time.
What Can I Expect To Learn Here?
For starters, you’ll learn about the right foods to eat and which foods to avoid. And along the way, you’ll begin to realize that counting calories doesn’t matter and fats can actually be good for you and nourishing to your brain/body.
What If I Have Questions?
I am here to support you throughout your journey. Feel free to ask my any questions that you may have on the Contact Me page.
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