If you eat meat, you probably have heard about how grass fed is better, not only for the cow, but the person consuming it. I’ve tried my best when buying meat, to make sure it’s organic and grass fed. Otherwise you never know what they’re putting in the feed.
I’ve gone through phases of being very picky about what I eat. I tried going vegan after my first daughter was born, because I felt like anytime I had dairy products and I nursed her, she would get really bad stomach aches and break out in a rash.
Then there was the time I was vegetarian, because I read a book about the horrific things they do to animals.
But, over time, I’ve found that balance and moderation suit me the best.
I’ll have chicken, beef or seafood here and there, but not every single night.
I’ll eat dairy, but won’t eat it with every meal.
Now the interesting thing I’ve been trying lately, is to get rid of the brainwashing I’ve endured over the years from the food industry.
The whole craze of “fat free” and “sugar free” was something I was into when I was in college. What I didn’t realize, is that fat free means they replace the fat with added sugars. And sugar free…well studies are now coming out that artificial sweeteners change your gut bacteria and can even contribute to belly fat (my diet coke obsession must be why I still look pregnant).
So I decided to just go back to basics. And eat things in the normal natural state they come in.
And with that, comes the kind of milk I drink. I’ve been getting organic grass fed cow’s milk that is pasteurized at an extremely low level. And I’ve switched to whole milk.
Anyone who knows me, probably realizes I have always been a fan of skim milk. People would tell me “eww gross it’s like water” and I’d say “yes, that’s what I love about it, I can drink like 3 glasses when I’m thirsty!”.
Once I started the whole milk, I noticed a huge difference. I am satisfied after just one small glass. And I use it mostly for my coffee and occasionally I’ll drink it plain with some cookies on hand hehe.
This is one of my favorite brands, Trader’s Point Creamery
Another brand I’ve tried that’s also delicious is Kalona SuperNatural
This kind of milk is a bit pricier, but I’m telling you a little goes a long way. We’re no longer chugging milk down like water, and it satiates that need for something fulfilling.
And that is kind of the way I go now when it comes to anything I’m going to eat. It’s best to get it as is, and not make a zillion modifications to it. Just eat the burger and enjoy it. You’ll feel full I promise. When you get too caught up in the “diet” food industry, you’ll notice you’re doing more snacking on empty calories that do nothing for your energy.
Of course if I’m going to eat out at a restaurant, that’s a different story.
They have so many hidden ingredients, it’s probably best to just stick with a salad and tell them to put the dressing on the side. lol.
Are you a fan of eating regular foods with full fat?