This is the first episode of the new year! I'm talking about personal and family goals for 2013, sharing my top 4 recommendations for YOU in 2013 (they go for me, too), and finally I take listener questions.
That's what's ahead in the 17th episode of Know Your Food with Wardee. Below you'll see a summary of the major points I made and links I referenced. Of course, the podcast contains much more meat! (So give a listen, will you?)
My Personal and Family Goals for 2013
- My husband is home now full-time and has taken over the homeschooling. This is wonderful change for our family; the kids are thriving with the dedicated teaching. We look forward to seeing greater strides and more wonders in 2013!
- Continue our family's search for property.
- My life word for 2013: CONFIDENCE. (Hear why in the episode.) What is your word for 2013? Share in the comments!
My Top 4 Healthy Recommendations for 2013
Here's what I recommended for you in 2013 — this is advice I'm taking or keeping up myself, too!
1. Don't bite off more than you can chew.
Seriously, if you try to do too much, you won't succeed. Make your goals realistic and doable!
2. Eat WELL.
Up your game in the quality of everything you eat. Focus on ADDING to your diet (which will therefore crowd out the junk). A great resource for choosing what to add is the Dietary Guidelines from the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Question for YOU: What do you want to ADD to your diet this year — good cheese, raw dairy, more broth, fermented foods… ?? Share in the comments below.
3. Sleep better (or get more sleep).
I shared my sleep story here.
Question for YOU: Do you sleep well? What recommendations would you give others who need help in this area? Share in the comments of this post (not below, please).
4. MOVE more.
I started T-Tapping last May and have been loving it!
Question for YOU: What do you like to do? What can you fit in, for just 15 minutes, a day, to MOVE more? Share below!
I answered four listener questions in this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee. And here they are, in the order they're answered (in case you want to skip around). The podcast contains my answers, plus if I mentioned any additional resources, they are linked here along with the question.
Erin: No one in my family is allergic to anything and we don't have any health issues we are trying to overcome. More and more I'm seeing grain free recipes using alternative flours that are either very expensive to buy or somewhat difficult to make. Often it seems to be because of allergies or for healing. For a healthy family, what do you believe is a healthy approach to grains and especially wheat. For my situation, to manage budget and time I wonder if I should embrace the relatively cheap and easy whole wheat store bought flour or if there are compelling reasons not to eat wheat.
Susan asks: Greetings from Lima, Ohio. I wanted to know how demerara sugar compares to sucanat in regards to being unrefined and acceptable in a real food diet. I bought some sucanat to try, and while I'm ok with the taste, my husband is not fond of it and would prefer using the demerara.
I read a summary description of demerara as it compares to Sucanat; the summary comes from my Fundamentals II online class.
Faith: I am totally new to this, and became a member. I have started the Fundamentals course. It all seems overwhelming, but your course takes baby steps, which is appreciated. Lots to change in my kitchen — and I've always cooked “healthy”! I know 6 months from now this will be much easier. We are looking at making radical changes in our eating this year. Any suggestions for a frame of reference? (For example, when I started gardening this time last year, several sources said “Don't plant too big of a garden your first year. Start off with 200-250 square feet max.” I found this to be a helpful guide in my learning curve. In transitioning our eating, do you have any “max” suggestions?)
Here's information about membership and the class pace (weekly).
Nicole: I would love to find a raw dairy source close to me!!! I looked on Weston A. Price but didn't find much. Do you have any readers in the St. Paul/Woodbury Minnesota area that know of one????
Can you help Nicole? Please comment below or send me an email at contact at gnowfglins dot com.
And with that I wished everyone a Happy New Year!
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It's Your Turn
In the comments please share your answers to one or any of the questions I asked above:
- What's your life word for 2013?
- What do you want to ADD to your diet?
- What could you do (that you like to do) to add 15 minutes of movement to each day to move more?
- Can you help Nicole with a raw milk source in St. Paul / Woodbury Minnesota area?
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