While browsing Pinterest one day I came across this pin and had to visit the source. Somehow, I had not stumbled across that blog before - looks like I have a new one to add to my list.
Back to the point of this post...
Instead of speaking (typing) in general terms I'm going to own up to my faults in this post. When I started my healthy hair care journey I jumped far into the deep end. I'm talking far! I threw out all my paraben, sulfate, and petroleum filled products. I researched and developed a strict regimen then followed that regimen religiously. Never in my life have I been so disciplined about anything (oh things I could have achieved if I had been).
After reading "Why I Need To Think Of My Body Like I Think About My Hair" I started thinking how I could feel and be healthier if I applied the same discipline to my body that I used on my hair. After a lifetime of not so healthy habits I knew this was something that I would have to transition into slowly. Plus, it would be easier if my household did it together - this meant convincing my husband to make some healthy choices with me. Surprisingly that was the easy part since he had been an athlete almost his entire life.
I didn't purge my kitchen like I did my hair products but I did stop replenishing unhealthy items (except Oreos and Ice Cream...okay desserts, lol) when they ran out. The biggest change we made was putting an end to canned foods. We now make our side dishes from fresh fruit and veggies. We also stopped eating meat on Mondays and at least one week a month we go completely meatless. When we do eat meat, we only eat pork and beef every other week and then it's one or the other. Never both in the same week.
So far we are doing go and feeling better. This change also helped me be a lot healthier when I was pregnant. It was easy to crave fruit and vegetables since it was what I conditioned my body to want.
We are not perfect and there are still food choices that we need to adjust. One day at a time is way better that not doing it at all.
Inspiration/Reference: Why I Need To Think Of My Body Like I Think About My Hair