It's not restrictive, it's liberating

Simplifying for a better quality of life is essentially why I started this blog.
Stuff has left the house by the box load, and it's helping clear my head with less bits and bobs to think about.

(Latest box of craft related items for charity)

But in recent times, with this best-ever healthy lifestyle change, my food shopping has been really simplified, and my pantry is streamlined like never before! There are whole departments of the grocery store that I can ignore! Fruit, veg (fresh, frozen or canned) and all sorts of yummy meats and seafood pretty much cover the whole list! No junk, juice or processed anything leaves out most of the inside aisles.  And the bread and dairy section have nothing for me (except milk for the kids). The weekly specials flyer can be looked through way faster too, only a couple pages even hold interest for me anymore. Just because it's on sale, not good enough reason to bring it home.

Reading labels is liberating. As soon as I come across an ingredient that I am rescuing my body from being exposed to I know I never have to buy that again! Of course my mind may change in the future, I may get more relaxed after I am through the "detox" and "healing" phases, but for now I am revelling in the clear and beautiful food choice "rules" and my body is rewarding me with smooth joints, clear thoughts, energy and good mood. All that just solidifies my resolve to keep doing this "easier" way of shopping.

I will admit, cooking and prepping take more time, but I am loving that part - exploring all the pretty and easily found recipes out there.

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