Changing the way you and your family eat can feel overwhelming. There’s a lot to do, a lot to research, and a lot to think about. And as moms, we have a lot of free time so it’s easy to meal plan and prep and research, am I right? (Rolling on the floor laughing)
A year ago I didn’t even know where to start or even what to do – changing our diet felt like an insurmountable mountain. Rather than giving up before I started I decided I would take one step at a time. I challenged myself to goals -just one at a time -and before I knew it, I and my family were eating paleo, whole30, and keto like pros. And wow! Did it ever change our lives!
The best part was that it didn’t feel that hard since the steps built on each other and it was sustainable because my habits, cravings, and lifestyle had slowly changed to match my new diet. This also lessened the effects of withdrawal and detoxing which was huge (since moms never get a day off!). I tried the same approach with my kids and husband and it worked just as well.
Before I knew it I had climbed the mountain one step at a time. My health and my life were transformed. My husband and my kids became healthier. Our moods improved. Our energy increased. All of our symptoms went away. We now feel like doing more fun stuff. And it didn’t feel that hard.
So here are the ground rules:
Focus on one goal, and only one, at a time. Each goal can take as long as needed, but no feeling guilty for not working on more than just that goal.
Stay on the current goal until it no longer feels like extra work and has now become a natural part of your lifestyle.
You have the power to transform your and your family’s health. Start with the first step.
For those of you supermoms out there who want to do it all at once, check out Whole30.com. This is a great resource for people who like to, and are able to, jump in all the way. If that’s you, then check out my blog for some tips and recipes to make it easier.
It is not necessary that these goals are done in order although it can make it a little easier since they build on each other. The ultimate goal is to heal your body by switching it to a fat metabolism while eating healthy and natural whole foods. For the best results it is ideal to be free from all of these irritants together for at least 30 days before trying to reintroduce them. I personally needed to be free from them for close to 6 months before I was able to handle some in limited doses for an occasional “cheat day.” However, I feel so good eating this way that I have no plans to regularly eat any of them again! Removing all irritants, at least for a time, is necessary to “reset” your health, heal your gut, and heal the health issues you and your family struggle with.* Nothing tastes as good as it feels to feel this good!
Click on each goal for more information and tips on how to do it
Helpful things to do as you go:
Replace items in your pantry as you run out of them with the healthiest version available
Switch to a natural deodorant to aid your body in detoxing