Our environment and economy greatly affect what we pay and what is available for us to eat. I won’t get into how the economy has effected the environment and farming (that could be an endless blog post).
Tonight at the grocery store I noticed they moved the organic fruits and vegetables into the middle of the food section. (It used to be off in the corner.) I currently don’t buy many things organic unless they are the same or less than the price of “normal” foods. I like organic products because they usually contain less added artificial ingredients.
Thankfully a lot has transformed in my food pyramid. I would, honestly admit, that the food pyramid for me used to be viewed upside down. With sweets and meats on the bottom (most eaten) with everything else falling into place.
Even with the changes I have made I still lack the “skill” to curb my other poor diet choices. For starters, eating healthy is more expensive (for the most part) than eating cheap. Additionally foods in higher fat and sugar content can feel more filling over healthy foods. And often times cooking something healthy takes longer.
While chicken is my meat staple now (over steak and hamburger), and I have cut out a lot of bread products and upped my greens and veggies, I still have an issue with sugar. And how does one curb those last few “not as healthy” choices? Cold-turkey? Limits per day or week (cheat days)? More alternatives? While I don’t want to cut sweets to a complete zero, I would like to lessen it to a better level for me in the near future.