I’ve been helping a friend switch his diet from one focused on fast food to one that includes more plant-based foods. As we work together, I see some of the challenges many people face as they try to “eat healthier.”
We all hear the message to choose healthier foods, but if you have never known what those look like, how would you know what to choose?
I speak often of my bout with pre-diabetes. For me it was a warning and what led, in part, to my adoption of a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle. When I think about that time (now more than 5 years in the past) I can’t help feeling a little upset at the messages I heard.
Growing up in Wisconsin, we had a summer ritual. The family would pick buckets full of piecherries from Door County. Once we got them home we would pit, and pit, and pit them. Then my mom would bake some into cherry pies and freeze the rest for future pies and crisps. Here in Colorado I have a new ritual. Peaches.