I was out grocery shopping today and endured some pretty harsh comments from the close family friend I was with. About 2 years ago I revamped my husbands and mine eating lifestyle. we try to buy as much real food as our budget will allow. I cook mostly everything from scratch adnwe avoid fast foods. We got rid of foods with high fructose corn syrup and try to do the best we can. I also switched to organic dairy for milk, cream, eggs and yogurts. still working on cheeses.
But we do go with the flow and if we're at a party or out at a restaraunt a family member or friend oicked we pick something and go with it.
our friend was gracious and kind to drive me to the local walmart superstore since i recently had surgery and can't drive for a few weeks. While there she commented on every single item i placed in my cart and chastising me when i read ingredients and opted for certain items over others.
we decided to make a day of it and popped into a local nail salon for pedicures with her 2 teen daughters. after pedicures we grabbed a quick sandwich at the pizza shop. The younger daughter began asking me to help her learn more about food and her mom shut her down. Both are overweight and the teen is in danger of diabetes.
The ideas of healthy foods are skewed in this house. They think sugar free chemical jelly and powerade are healthy and i am always hearing small commnets about my fancy foods. i've also heard i prefer the better things and it's a phase. someday i'll come back to the regular food americans eat.