Ever since a few years ago when I developed food allergies, I became more conscious about the foods Balazs and I eat. We started a routine of buying fresh products which meant minimalizing canned foods or any type of products that have an incredibly long date of expiry.
A few months ago I read an article about hidden sugars, salt and all the unpronounceable ingredients that hide in many healthy-labelled products and my head started to spin, especially when I noticed how much sugar a little box of (healthy) juice has. To add to it all, after reading a few different books about eating habits and recently watching the documentary Forks Over Knives, I’m confused! For example the documentary talks about how all animal-based products are not good for us and we should go with only a plant-based plan, while many people believe that we need meat (animal-proteins) to maintain healthy living. Also, some say that by cutting dairy out of our diet, we will feel better, more balanced and healthier.
So in a pursuit of the right path, I’d like to start a little series on exPress-o called Foodie Confessions. Let’s talk honestly about what we eat and what we believe in when it comes to food. Should we go organic, eat everything we want just balance it out, let our cravings determine our eating habits, eat raw or should we try making changes? Drastic or not – it’s always good to have someone to talk about things like that, right?
So let’s start with the simplest questions: who are you? Are you a vegetarian, vegan, do you eat meat regularly or just whenever you crave it? How about dairy, sugar and processed foods? (I am a meat eater who eats meat or fish once or twice a week but not always. I eat yogurts but only drink homemade almond milk). You? xo
(Photos via Organized Clutter, The Daily Muse and by Karen Wise. Thanks for the documentary recommendation, Rebecca)