Health and Perfectionism
Are you a perfectionist when it comes to your health and the foods you eat? You might say, “No way. My diet is NOT perfect!” Well, neither is mine. (Yet!) (Okay, it will probably never be without flaw. I will take my children to that yummy fro-yo place we all love so much a couple of times per year. Count on it.)
My point is this . . . A few months ago I had the information I needed to know which foods are good for me and which foods are not. I sat on that information, feeling helpless, for a couple of months because I knew there was no way, on our current budget, that we could afford to eat a perfect diet. I said to myself and to my husband time and again, “When I get a job, we can finally eat healthy food! I am only getting a job so that we can afford this wonderful food we need.”
So, that weekend I bought my first gallon of raw milk. The next week I made my own sourdough bread starter using flour, water, air and patience. The money I’ve saving by not buying bread and bread products (pancakes, tortillas, pizza crusts, grain-based snacks, etc) pays for the extra $4.00 per gallon of milk that I’m spending over the cost of conventional, pasteurized milk.
If you are barely hanging on financially it can be tough to afford better quality food. I am not insensitive to that fact. I only believe that taking one single step in the right direction is better than taking no steps at all. I’ll have more tips for saving money while eating a Traditional Foods diet in the future. For now, resign yourself to pushing perfectionism out of your path by starting your journey toward better health one new, nourishing food at a time.
If you have already accomplished this, please post a comment and share your ideas for making healthy food affordable!