I'm not a health food junkie. At all. Infact, I'm certain I set the record at my local grocery for most Single Most Cake Slices Purchased and Eaten Alone. Also, I know how to show a box of Cheez-Its a good time.
Although I've got some meat on my bones--I blame the single cake slices--I'm pretty aware of the caloric contents in most of what I eat. I'm not perfect, but I try to skip "fast food", keep junk out of the house and rarely eat meat. Since Kindergarten I've been mostly veggie...the thought of meat just never sat right with me. My parents thought it was a phase, even through all the clean-your-plate stare downs over Hamburger Helper.
I'm nothing if not stubborn as heck. ;)
All this led me to believe that I'm doing "alright" nutritionally. Not perfect, but not half bad for a girl who fell into the "obese" BMI category just a few years ago. Thinking knowledge of calories + fat + protein content was enough...it was a great idea to cling to. I liked being blissfully unaware--I didn't want to know where my food came from, nor grasp the ethical gameplay that happens behind the scene.
But last night, Gabe and I stayed up late watching Food Inc...and I cannot unsee that. I'm irritated that it affected me, mostly because it means I have to change something deeply ingrained in me, and something I really love: food and the way I eat.
Do you have any advice or resources on how to go a bit organic, without going overboard? I feel like people often go organic-extreme, and that's cool. It's just never going to be my reality.
How do you incorporate cleaner, safer food without busting the bank?