Saturday, January 29, 2011

WWGGGD? (What Would Great-Great Grandma Do?

WWGGGD? (What Would Great-Great Grandma Do?)

I am personally on a mission to create a total healthy me. Yes, I’m a Boot camp platinum member but beyond that I am taking my total health into my own hands. Most people in our society don’t look at what they eat the way I do, I continually ask myself WWGGGD? (What would my great-great grandma do?)

Think about it, 100 years ago what would a 33 year old married woman with 2 young children feed herself and her family? There was no McDonald’s or Starbucks on every corner waiting to fill them up with unhealthy fats and empty calories. When you got gas in your car (there were only 8,000 cars on the road at the time) you couldn’t pick up an extra-large soda and hot dog at the same time.

Not only did she not have the poor quality foods we have but she also didn’t have to deal with thousands of diseases and prescription medications to “help” them. She had to take care of her family with the foods they ate. She knew where her food came from, and I love that I know where a large percentage of my food comes from! (And saying “Kroger” does not count, people!)

I started out making small changes in the way we eat. Switching from roasted salted nuts to just roasted and then finally to raw. When I have feelings of depression I can eat a handful of raw cashews and within a mere 15 minutes I will feel uplifted again. WWGGGD when she was having feelings of depression? Would she run to the doctor for a prescription? Not so much. Did GGG use “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!”? I don’t think so.

My point is that 100+ years ago people were healthier; they ate what I will refer to as REAL food. And they did physical labor, which is why we have our fabulous Boot camp classes! Combine all that great exercise with a fabulous REAL food diet and we’ll be healthier and happier than ever before.
I want to share blog posts that have simple ways of changing our foods into REAL foods. Baby steps makes this super easy, just try one new thing every time you visit the grocery store. The new item may cost a bit more so look at what you buy regularly that is not real and not benefiting your health (i.e. empty calorie foods) and STOP buying those. Start swapping out items. In the future I’ll share vital information on these foods and recipe ideas to help overhaul your current diet.

**Fun fact: 100 years ago most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.**

Daedra Surowiec
Novi Boot Camp