Last week, I spent four days in Vermont and New Hampshire with a few other bloggers as part of the first-ever Stonyfield Farm Blogger Barnstorming Tour. It was a chance for us to get some mud on our boots—and to learn firsthand why organic food really is good for us and the planet. We met farmers, who are true caretakers of the land and their animals and work hard every day to produce food for our tables and families.
Since reaching my Feel Great Weight, I’ve put more thought into what I put into my body, and my trip made me think about that even more. I didn’t know much about organic farming, so this was an eye-opening trip for me. Quite simply, I can’t afford to buy all organic, all the time. But now I know that in many cases, it’s certainly worth the splurge. Here are some of the changes I plan on making.
Before: I stressed about consuming too many calories and often chose artificial “diet” foods.
After: I’ll think more about the nutritional quality of my food.
On the trip, instead of worrying about calories, I appreciated how nutritious the food and drink we were offered were for me. I even drank full-fat milk straight from the cow! The milk was thick and creamy and packed with vitamins and minerals. I didn’t once worry about how many calories I was consuming. Going forward, I plan to think about how to get the freshest, most nutritious foods into my body. And I’ll make more of an effort to stay away from “foods” with long lists of ingredients that I can’t pronounce.