I walked up and down the grocery store today and estimated that there are about 10 gajillion calories and fat grams in those aisles, give or take a jillion.
All of those options yet so many of them are TERRIBLE for me. I shouldn’t even give them a second glance, but they taste oh so delicious.
Healthy eating is hard, y’all. I know it because I live it, and now I’m helping my mom try to figure it out as well.
My mom was discharged from the hospital one month ago after open heart surgery, with instructions from her doctors to eat “healthy”. But… that’s pretty much the extent of the info they provided us. We got a brochure about lowering her sodium intake and not much else. Just strict finger-pointing rules to “Eat healthy”.
Well ok. Of course. After you go through a medical event of this magnitude, getting healthy tends to take priority.
But what the heck does healthy actually mean? Everyone seems to have a different opinion and none of them align with the other. One says Diet Coke is poison, another says they drink it all day long. One says low fat is the way to go, another says low carb.
It’s so confusing.
We have been asking the doctors (including the surgeon, the surgeon’s PA, the home health nurse, her cardiologist AND her primary care doctor) for a month now to give us a referral to a nutritionist, but so far none of them have helped us in that department. So, we struck out to find a nutritionist on our own and have been using Google for the rest of it. The doctors are really good at scolding you for “cheating” when you gain a pound or two, but they are terrible at giving you actualy dietary resources with hard and fast information to help you plan a diet that you can stand to live with for the rest of your life.
I have been on more diets than I care to count. I’ve done the Whole30. I’ve tried Trim Healthy Mama and Atkins. I know all about Wheat Bellies and The Omnivores Dilemma. I attended my first Weight Watchers meeting when I was 12 years old.
I have screamed and cried and prayed and begged. And still I am unskinny.
One time I had a doctor tell me “Just, you know… eat a sandwich and a bag of chips” for lunch to help me lose weight. I’m not sure exactly what he thought I was eating for lunch (prime rib slathered in gallons of ice cream?) but this was not very helpful advice. I’m searching high and low for TRULY helpful information that I can use to help my family get healthier but also my parents. Now that we live next door to them, we are sharing more dinners than ever, so this have become a team effort.
I have found and become an affiliate for the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle, which is on sale for a limited time offer (just six days!). It’s this HUGE bundle with $2,400+ worth of e-books, workshops, courses and freebies that I can buy for just $30.00!! WHAT? Sold.
I’ve paid more than $30 for a single cookbook at the bookstore that made promises to help me get thin. So, I figure what the heck do I have to lose! Let’s do it. There are books in the bundle about healthy recipes, meal plans, homemaking, essential oils, herbal remedies, DIY beauty recipes and more. I’m all about this kind of stuff.
I’m ordering the bundle today to get free early-bird access to the mobile versions of all the books in the Bundle.
So far, I’m loving what I’m seeing! I hope and pray we can find THE thing that makes all of this just “click” for us. We need all the help we can get. We will schedule an appointment with the nutritionist soon, and I’ll keep you posted on our progress.
If you want to order the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle, you can only buy it at this $30 rate until September 26th at midnight, so make it quick! Here is a “by the numbers” version of what you’ll get:
$2,417.58 bundle value (at 98% off!)
58 ebooks & printables
25 ecourses, videos & audios
$251.95 in bonuses
9 physical bonuses
2 digital bonuses
5 bonuses that ship internationally (plus one more to Canada)
Here is a small glimpse at the e-books included in this bundle. There are so many great ones that I am excited to read.
Who wants to try to get healthy with me and my mama? If you have any good heart-wise tips, advice or websites that we need to check out, please email me or leave a comment. I’m all ears. A few friends have already texted me with excellent websites and info, so please keep them coming. I appreciate all the help we can get!