Back to School Paleo

Over two years ago, I wrote a blog post about one of my childhood favorites, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. (A Childhood Favorite) I found Uncrustables on the snack table at a movie set and people were laughing about how decadent they were and I couldn’t believe they actually existed, let alone the fact that they were marketed to children.  I still see people’s eyes light up when terrible food is put in front of them.  I still see people eating bad food and joking about how bad they can eat and get away with it.  You are not getting away with it.  It’s hurting you slowly, day by day.  If you haven’t gone off gluten, corn, sugar, dairy yet, and haven’t had an awareness check about it, you’re probably eating too many carbs and your insulin system is on a path toward trouble.  If you’re eating 21 meals a week and you can’t remember the last 5 times you ate fish, and you ate bread or pasta at more than 4 times, please examine your diet.  I know we all think we’re eating a balanced diet but you’re probably not.  Did you eat leafy greens at every meal?  Are you eating a starch at every meal?  No one will tell you how to eat until it’s too late.  You must take responsibility for what you’re eating.  Abandon sugar, entirely.  Easier said than done, but you must strive for it.  If you’re having more than a handful of berries, you could be eating less.  Fruit is sugar and it’s better to eat that instead of a pb&j, but turning to fruit at every meal or snack can cause problems, too.  Start reading and research about food.  Help your children understand nutrition.  This is one of the most important things you can do for your future, and the future of your family.

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