You are what you eat.

I am a firm believer that what you put IN your body is just as important as what you put ON your body. First off, any search on Google will tell you what to eat and not eat. In fact, the information is overwhelming and usually conflicting. Data overload usually does me in and I quit looking at all the material.

I function best when I eat protein. So I make sure I have good sources. My sister raises cattle – we buy a half a beef in the fall. No hormones, organic and melt in your mouth beef. I try to buy my eggs from local people that let the chickens run around. Free range fish (is that a thing?) and the list goes on. You get the picture. As for produce, I try to buy organic. I like the little local farmers markets for fresh produce. I love to can my own beans and produce so I know exactly what is in my food. We prep meals that we can pull out of the freezer and throw in the crockpot. I can control the sugar and salt in our meals. I limit carbs, but I love them!

This is what works for me. I do the best I can with what is available to me. I try to eat healthy. Hubby and I rarely go out and we cook at home. We have a sit down dinner every night. Gives us a chance to talk and go over our day. I drink water. A lot of water. Hydration is key to feeling good and looking good. And because I eat healthy food my skin is healthy and happy.

But I am not perfect. I LOVE a good fast food burger with fries. That is a treat for me. And my hubby makes the best peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. I enjoy eating one almost every night for desert. That’s my indulgence.

The point is, you will need to decide what is right for you. What works for me may not work for you. You will need to research and talk with your doctor about the best foods to feed your body, mind and spirit. And when your body is happy, your skin will be happy. Remember, you are what you eat!

Till next time

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