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Basic Rules:
Eat foods in their most natural state.
Buy Organic whenever possible.
Read ingredients.
Choose whole grains.
Avoid refined sugars, or eat as a treat not as a daily ingredient.
Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup!!!
Use real maple syrup or honey to sweeten your food.
Use real oils: Avocado, Olive, Coconut. Real butter.
       Vegetable oil is not natural
Drink water.

I know it is not likely that you will follow all these rules all the time but I know that if you do start to incorporate these changes into your daily routine you will feel healthier. I made this lifestyle change at the beginning of 2015. I choose not to eat any fried food because I know it is mostly likely fried in vegetable oil and I know that my body is not a fan. I do allow myself to have refined sugar as treat when I bake however many of my recipes are sweetened with maple syrup or honey. Sugar controlled me for many years. I have a serious sweet tooth. 

Become informed about the products you are eating. I was not happy with the ingredients labels on the bread bags in the super markets. I now bake my own whole wheat bread for our family each week. I use whole wheat flour or white whole wheat flour when I'm cooking for my family. If I am baking a treat for someones birthday I will use King Arthur unbleached All Purpose Flour.


  1. This is the first time I read your blog. I love it. Lots of helpful tips. I been trying to get back in to a running routine and eating healthy.


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