Today I’m posting over at Simple Organic on 10 simple ways to clean up your diet. These aren’t big changes, we don’t even discuss meat or milk! But these changes really add up to significant health benefits.
When most people start thinking about healthier eating and cleaning up their diet, they easily get overwhelmed. And how can you not with all the information out there? All of a sudden everything in your kitchen looks toxic and you have no idea where to start. Or the idea of buying expensive organic and grass-fed products seem out of reach. These simple changes will get you headed in the right direction.
This last weekend I started working on a few of my reading goals, and began the book Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider (who blogs at Simple Mom.
Couple of quotes from the book:
According to the Neilsen Company, the average American watches more than four hour of TV each day – that’s 28 hours per week, or two months of non-stop TV watching per year. In an eighty-year life, that person will have spent more than thirteen years glued to the tube.
TV has always been one of those things that I know I don’t really like, yet we always sit down at the end of the day with a loud sigh and veg out. For me, it’s about 2 hours each night, sometimes 3. And yes, sometimes I’m blogging or writing, sometimes reading, sometimes folding laundry, but I never really thought about how much of my YEAR I spent watching it. Even at the minimum of 2 hours a day, I’m still sitting an entire MONTH of my life on the couch in front of the TV.
Not cool at all.
Why on earth do we willingly hand over our physical health, our ability to self-entertain, and our time to an electronic box, and then moan that we never have enough time?
I’m enjoying this book as it’s really getting me to think about how I go about my day and the time wasters I allow between the things I find most important.
As for now, I’m leaving this screen before my time here turns to the black hole of social media. I might just hop on the treadmill for a couple of sprints, grab my herbal tea and a piece of peppermint bark, (from Katie’s book Smart Sweets) and curl up with Crazy Love. It’s raining and windy (not normal for Michigan in January!) and nothing sounds better than reading a book at the moment.
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