If there is one thing to be relativistic about, it is food. Maybe I have backed myself into a paleo-corner via blog. People want to talk food with me, but often from a place of “I keep failing.” I have even run into friends at the grocery store who have covered their cart: they didn’t want me to see what they were buying. #paleoelitism.
Look, I get it. I do not eat perfectly 100 percent of the time. I have, however, been eating clean for three years now. So it’s definitely easier now than it has been. It’s routine for me. But I know there are seasons in life: sometimes eating clean fits in well, and then there are times it takes more effort.
Don’t think of your clean diet endeavor the wrong way. This is not a deprivation. Sadly, our society has prioritized instant-gratification above wellness, and wholeness. Then the “food” industry exploits our weakness for a profit. Rise above the distractions, and consider the vast variety of foods we were designed to eat. It’s a blessing to have access to so much in this country! Gratitude.
Who doesn’t CRAVE to feel, look, and perform better? Eating a primal diet doesn’t mean you are on one side of the fence or another. Instead, think about it as walking down an avenue leading toward prime wellness. There may be stops or turns along the way, but you can’t wait to continue the walk! It is not a tedious trip on a balance beam.
You aren’t going to undo the foundation you are laying with one bad day. Or one bad week. Zoom out from your daily grind, and take a look at the bigger picture. And, when you stop by here, see us as a resource for clean meals, ideas, and encouragement, and keep a perspective of flexibility. There are so many media that will make you feel totally inadequate, and it can deter you from even caring.
I hope we are a boost for you.
Enjoy your journey!
Leigh and Heather