I’m not sure of the definition of foodwise (pretty sure it’s not even a word) but to me, it means knowing what I’m eating and feeding to my family.
I got the name “foodwise” from the popular book babywise that I used after having my 3 babies. You have probably heard of it…I never read it front to back but I used it as a reference more times than I can count. If you are a new mama or soon to be mama I would highly recommend it!
I never really thought much about the food I was eating, I bought some things organic but didn’t really even know why. I simply thought it was probably better but not enough to make that big of a difference.
A little over a year ago we learned that our son has a sensory processing disorder. It isn’t anything serious but his body processes information different than ours. When I was told changing my son’s diet could prevent the need for medication in his future and that it can greatly impact my kids immune systems, of course, I was going to give it a try. I began a journey last year educating myself on our food industry and my mind was blown. We made some big changes in our house and our whole family has benefitted.
Now I’m not ever going to say “always” and “never” when it comes to food. I do try to feed my kids healthy options the majority of the time but will I let them eat a happy meal? Yes. Drink the Gatorade after a soccer game? Yes. Eat the cake at a birthday party? Yes. Do we frequent Chik fil a and order Dominos regularly? Yes and yes.
I may cringe at those things more now than before but I’m realistic. My kids light up over it and they eat healthy the majority of the time so I don’t sweat it. But I am thankful those things have become a smaller portion of their diet because of all I’ve learned.
I plan to share what I’ve learned and am learning about the food we are eating and what is important to pay attention to for our babies. It feels overwhelming at first but I promise it gets easier and if I can do it you can too!