What does your family think about your health quirks?
It’s funny really. They understand why we do what we do, but most of them still don’t eat very well. Some of them have even read the same literature I have, but have yet to hop on the bandwagon. Mostly though, we don’t talk about it a lot. I never want to sound “preachy” to anyone I know and love. If they ask, I’ll explain the different reasons we do what we do (drink raw milk, don’t buy processed foods…) but I do try to never talk down to anyone about how they eat. Mostly because it wasn’t to long ago that I followed doctors orders too!
The Schneiders asked:
Have you had resistance when trying to get your family to eat healthier?
Luckily my son is so young, he doesn’t know any better. Although he is starting to get to the age where he knows what candy and chocolate and cookies are, so we may later on from him. My husband wasn’t all for it until he saw me lose 10 pounds on a diet where fat and calories wasn’t restricted. And he saw how my problems with PCOS were greatly diminished. Had I not made such a 180, healthwise, he may still think I’m a little loopy! It’s also helped that we’ve been able to better the way he feels by having him on a gluten free diet. More than anything now, he realizes how much nutrition has an effect on our health and pretty much goes along with what I make. Minus the kombucha and kefir!
Amy @ Finer Things asked:
When did you change your eating habits and how quickly could you tell a difference in your health?
I made most of my dramatic changes the fall of 07 and winter of 08. And by the time Feb of 08 rolled around, I was feeling dramatically better and my ovaries were getting back on track!
What is your favorite green vegetable?
Hmm…. that’s a close call between fresh green beans out of the garden, lightly steamed with lots of butter on them, or broccoli, steamed with butter and a bit of cheese.
Are there healthy foods you avoid because you don’t like them?
You bet!! I used to be extremely picky and even though I now eat more than I used to, I still havce things I can’t stomach. Like beans. (not green beans, the little gross ones you soak and cook!) Bleh! The texture grosses me out so bad I can’t do it! And liver. I. Just. Can’t. Do. It. Actually, I have a problem with all organ meats, even though as long as they come from grassfed animals they’re supposed to be very healthy for you.
What is your favorite non-natural food?
Where shall I begin? Tops is ice cream and chocolate, then maybe fast food fries. Even better is a Wendy’s chocolate frosty with french fries! Yea, I’m totally human and miss these things from time to time. And yup, I do allow myself to indulge every once in awhile. I won’t lie about that. Watching a movie like “Supersize Me”, really helps to get rid of those cravings though!
Molly G asked:
How do you keep yourself motivated to post so regularly?
Well, besides this past week……:-) A lot of it comes from my readers who send me e-mails and comments. It reminds me the heartache I went through trying to concieve, not knowing when it would happen. I spent so much time reading and researching the wrong answers, I truly want to make it easier for others going through teh same thing. It also comes from watching people around me literally destroying thier bodies with what they eat and wondering why they are always sick or have major health problems.
and on the same note, Meghan asked:
How do you find the time to keep up your blog?
I get up about an hour earlier than my son and use that hour for research and blogging. He also takes a 2 hour nap in the afternoon in which I use as well when I need to. With a new baby on the way though, my schedule may change quite a bit. Like blogging during sleepless nights and sleeping during nap times!
And the Q and A’s will keep coming!